Metamaterial or Tissu/Tissage, detail, front
Cotton yarns. Handwoven Jacquard cloth.
160cm x 104cm
Metamaterial is a woven, Jacquard cloth interpretation of a digital micrograph. The micrograph represents 16 weeks of live connective tissue growth on a biotextile I engineered at SymbioticA. The image was captured during live cell imaging by collaborator, Guy Ben-Ary, who maintained the biotextile at CELLCentral lab (UWA) for a number of weeks on my behalf. The magnification of this micrograph, expanded and materialized at human scale, highlights its relationship with body and covering while also functioning as a weaving about the subject of woven structure as multiplicious matrix. The Jacquard weaving is double-sided, presenting a positive of the image on one side and a negative on the other.