Universal Loom Screen

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Universal Loom presents three algorithmic textile variants that stretch the limits of the "Pixelweaver" series, created by Studio Daniel Canogar. Using a custom-made algorithm that enables the creation of a rich variety of textile patterns, the series pays homage to the intrinsic connection between information technology and textiles.The artworks draw inspiration from the Jacquard loom, widely considered the precursor to the modern computer.
The series embraces the recognition of textiles as a legitimate artistic genre. In its exploration, the “Universal Loom” pieces place their focus on the aesthetic dimensions of digital textiles, delving into the materiality of the digital fabric. The three works pay homage to the groundbreaking work of artists like Annie Albers, who metaphorically linked textiles to our modern urban grids or the circuitry of the human brain.
In Universal Loom I, the screen’s frame evokes the loom's structure. Digital fibers momentarily adhere to the surrounding frame, while at other times they detach and seem to crystalize on the screen. Divisions between screen and loom dissolve, weaving a space where digital and textile worlds intricately intertwine.
Universal Loom II delves into Einstein's theory of relativity and how the space-time continuum is like a fabric that ripples and buckles with gravitational forces. The animation was inspired by astronomical research led by Professor Carlos Frenk, director of the Odgen Center for Fundamental Physics at Durham University, UK.
In Universal Loom III, a more structured animation resembles circuit boards and mechanical operations. This artwork’s generative animation is reminiscent of a map or an urban landscape.
Universal Loom explores the intersection of tradition and innovation, weaving together threads of history, science and contemporary aesthetics.
Three 22 '' square screens, generative custom software, computer.