Weaving the Light
Jan 20
Jan 29 2023
exhibition in-person

Explore the intersection of traditional, vanishing skills and hi-tech materials with the ‘Weaving the Light’ installation from D.A.R. Proyectos. This year’s installation is inspired by light painting, and is handwoven in a crochet technique from the Andes that integrates transparent plastic electroluminescent wire to shape a durable, flexible and strong material. When combined, the materials serve as both the source of light and the structural foundation of the design.

By approaching the technology as a foundational element of the textile itself, D.A.R. has designed a fully glowing object that is seamlessly assembled. The luminous fabric is striking as it elevates the materials, and is delightfully simple as the vacant form defies the expectation that a lamp should integrate many components. The soft glow of the lamp contrasts the beauty of the hand-work, redefining the value of this traditional technique. The unexpected contrast of materials for lighting creates a fresh and playful interaction between textiles and technology.

View the ‘Weaving the Light’ installation in the lobby of 2 St. Clair Avenue West as part of the Yonge + St. Clair BIA exhibitions for DesignTO.

Participants

Mauricio Navarro Aldave, Jenny Boucher, Rocio del Pilar Castillo, Flor Rosemery Suarez

Accessibility

Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Is this venue accessible by wheelchair or similar mobility devices? This includes access to washrooms and all aspects of programming/events.
Yes
Can people get to the venue using accessible transit?
Yes
Weaving the Light - in process in Pacasmayo, Northern Peru.
Weaving the Light - in process in Pacasmayo, Northern Peru.
Snake Lamp, day/night
Snake Lamp, day/night
D.A.R. Proyectos - design team
D.A.R. Proyectos - design team
Snake Lamp on table
Snake Lamp on table