Weaving the Light – POSTPONED
Jan 22
Mar 20 2022
window installation in-person

This project has been postponed. Please check back for updates.

Explore the intersection of traditional, vanishing skills and hi-tech materials with the ‘Weaving the Light’ collection from D.A.R. Proyectos. The Peruvian-based design studio will be presenting a light installation, handwoven in a crochet technique from the Andes, integrating transparent plastic electroluminescent wire to shape a glowing textile object.

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. Moving the concept from wearable fashion-technology into home decor, the Andean crochet technique has proven to be an ideal method to harness the characteristics of a circuit. 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.

D.A.R. Proyectos work with craft communities involves the goal of cultural preservation, a dynamic process that involves several layers beyond the craft itself. Social empowerment, reimagining how to manufacture objects, refreshing existing knowledge, and design innovation are all part of the pursuit to create sustainable well-designed objects.

View the street-level ‘Weaving the Light- window installation at the Textile Museum of Canada and learn more about the design process with the hands-on display at the 2nd floor Learning Hub from January 22–March 19. Join us online on Saturday, January 22 from 2-3:30pm to hear the designers speak about their work. Register for the event here.

The Textile Museum of Canada aims to inspire understanding of the human experience through textiles. We are the only museum in Canada delivering programs and exhibitions dedicated solely to textile arts. The Museum ignites creativity, inspires wonder, and sparks conversation through the stories held within our global collection of textiles, and active engagement with contemporary art practices.

Participants

D.A.R. Proyectos (Jenny Boucher, Mauricio Navarro Aldave)

Accessibility

Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Leah Sanchez
Weaving the Light – POSTPONED
Weaving the Light - handwoven snake lamp on/off
Weaving the Light – POSTPONED
Weaving the Light - handwoven snake lamp on table
Weaving the Light – POSTPONED
Weaving the Light - handwoven table lamp
Weaving the Light – POSTPONED
Weaving the Light - weaving process
Weaving the Light – POSTPONED
Weaving the Light team
Weaving the Light – POSTPONED
Weaving the Light - handwoven snake lamp texture