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Supersymmetry: An Innovative, Interactive Knitting Experience

Dates

Fri, Jan 18, 2019 — Sun, Jan 27, 2019

Type

Exhibitions

Admission

Free, but ‘Interactive Knitting Experience’ on Thu, Jan 24 requires RSVP

RSVP contact: [email protected]

Location

GERHARD

2949 Dundas Street West

Reception

Yes

Interactive Knitting Experience: Thu, Jan 24, 7-10pm


Daily Hours

ThuThursday

11:00 am

10:00 pm

FriFriday

11:00 am

7:00 pm

SatSaturday

11:00 am

7:00 pm

SunSunday

12:00 pm

6:00 pm

Description

Meet Montreal textile designer Lysanne Latulippe of String Theory Scarves, and join us for Supersymmetry’.

String Theory Scarves produces scarves made from fabrics that they design and produce in small batches, using their own facilities in Québec.

As a textile designer, Lysanne works with the math and physics of fabric. The name “String Theory Scarves” is inspired by its namesake physics theory, which suggests that the universe, much like a scarf, is made from tiny, invisible, vibrating strings. String Theory also suggests that every particle in the universe is tied to a “superpartner” through the vibration of these strings. Imperfect reflections of one another – when one particle moves, the other does too, absorbed in an infinite cosmic waltz.

‘Supersymmetry’ invites visitors to create their own quantum connections in the form of knitted scarves, using an interactive pattern maker. The tool allows visitors to design two scarves simultaneously, one by human, the other by a responsive algorithm, resulting in both a hyper personalized knit and its unpredictable reflection. In the spirit of halved friendship charms, pulling a thread will separate the scarf in two – one for you, one for me. Supersymmetry.

All confirmed RSVP’s ([email protected]) will be entered into a raffle to win a String Theory scarf. Winners will be called during the reception. There will also be a designer talk. Light refreshments provided.

For those unable to attend our reception, a dramatic textile based window installation and an exclusive String Theory Scarves pop-up shop will be set up in store for the full DesignTO Festival week.

stringtheoryscarves.com

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Participants

String Theory Scarves (Lysanne LaTulippe), Emilie F. Grenier, DPT, Vali Fugulin