Túnica

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Túnica is a generative digital fabric created with the names of the people who born and died in the Community of Madrid between 2020 and 2021. The names appear in set off silver and golden stripes that intertwine, the weft for the births and the warp for the deceased. Túnica is inspired by Pre-Columbian culture funeral gasses, as a tribute to Covid victims. 


Túnica belongs to the Pixelweaver series that draw on textiles as a metaphor for the social fabric created, and sometimes destroyed, by the news. These artworks pay tribute to the close relationship between information technology and textiles, beginning with the Jacquard's loom in the early nineteenth century, considered by many historians to be the first computer. For this new series, Studio Daniel Canogar has developed a virtual loom based on craft techniques. This algorithmic tool enables the creation of a wide range of patterns from different sources or "wool balls".
HDR 4K Screen 8:9, computer, custom generative software. 
Digital generative fabric created with the names of deceased and born people from the Community of Madrid between 2020 and 2021.