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Textile artist, philosopher and mathematician Ellen Harlizius-Klück examines weaving as an ancient digital art, in order to understand the tacit knowledge of weavers. Her works Unborn and Untitled are woven fabrics created by feeding music-derived data into computer-controlled looms. The original data was generated by Alex McLean from an electronic music piece by Aaron Funk (Venetian Snares), following a fractal Peano curve to reveal sonic structures as visual patterns. This space-filling curve follows a simple path but on multiple scales, and is therefore able to visualise the structure of both the music, and the sounds that make it. Harlizius-Klück and McLean had coincidentally worked with space-filling curves in their respective work before meeting, which created an opportunity to bring both together in considering how weaves can represent sound.


The artists

Felicity Ford

David Griffiths and Julian Rohrhuber

Dan Hett

Amy Twigger Holroyd

David Littler

Alex McLean

Sam Meech

Antonio Roberts