For my IST thinking and crafting we had to come up with a project - concept we want to work on throughout this semester.
My whole project is more like an ongoing process, in which every week I narrowed my broaden idea(s) and switch directions I want to go toward. I am actually very happy that I didn't make a whole, finished works, but small experiment backed with research, writing and sketching.
I have started with word 'FLUIDITY' and went from there on. From this broaden concept I narrowed it down, focusing more on the structure - fixed system (we are part of) - patriarchal and exclusive. Through out this semester I read 'The Master's Tool will never dismantle the Master's House' by Audre Lorde and 'Why I'am no longer talking to white people about race' by Reni Eddo-Lodge. I did a lot of writing, reflecting on what I have researched, read.
I started with making textile experiment, sewing, embroidering and knitting. I have sewed some objects on to textile and made a back of it the actual work - where you can see the human touch.
With more fixed idea, I decided to visualise a system by creating a bowl from metal and contradicting it with yarn. I made two extra ones, all of them I used different patterns and techniques, where there is a very blur line between what represents structure and what is fluid.
I used the characteristics of the materials in contradicting fluid/structure. For ex. yarn and wood but I also switched narratives by making a metal bowl nearly fragile looking and yarn on my weave structured.