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Singing Patterns

Published onJul 25, 2020
Singing Patterns

My proposal relates to the practice of singing patterns, as it has been documented by Sophie Desrosiers on her research on Andean textiles ( Singing while weaving has been proved to be not only a way to rhythm the working process, but also a way to voice out the colour patterns to be weaved, as opposed to the visual notations. Similar practices exist also in Iran (

My project would consist in building up a Processing visualisation that would translate the words into weaving patterns. I am going to work on two examples, related to two different weaving techniques (three chaines band and Persian knots), and experiment with those. It is an attempt to reverse the live coding approach, but looking into the relationship between craft and live performance and coding.

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