How can the motion of the sea be a direct source for an ever-changing weaving pattern?

Kadans, a textile sea archive in collaboration with Jos Klarenbeek, is a design research on how the motion of the sea can be a direct source for an ever-changing weaving pattern.

Buoys and platforms offshore the coast of the Netherlands measure constantly changing conditions such as wave height, wave period and wind direction. Kadans investigates the potential of raw scientific data: textile production is combined with sciences like oceanography and mathematics, constructing a soft output of hard data generated by the motions of waves at sea. Together with RNDR we developed a weaving software that enables us to import data about the condition of the sea that feeds the parameters set to create a weave pattern.

The work is presented as part of the exhibition Climate as Artifact by Satellietgroep.


* Photo’s Johan Nieuwehuize

Made possible with the support of Stroom Den Haag, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie NL and Satellietgroep

Year: 2018
Material: textile
Commission: Self initiated
Production: studio hand sampling / Lanificio Leo