Saturday, September 10, 2011

TK Series

I am glad to present my new work called TK-730. This work was made during the Summer Sessions at V2 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It was great to have the opportunity to with with Meg Grant, Anja Hertenberg and Leonie Urff.

What happens when senses are cross-wired in the brain? Can data convey different meanings when interpreted as a purely visual object? What other ways of interpreting a single piece of data could there be? This is what the TK Series attempts to explore.

The first machine in our series is the TK 730. This machine converts a piece of information, in this case words, into a knitted code that can be worn. It decodes the typed word and re-encodes it into the pattern of the knitwork in a sort of encryption procedure.

Our starting point for this encoding were the words text and textile. These words share the same origin - both come from the Latin texere, which means “to weave”. From this premise one can observe many things in common between them. A knitted textile work is comprised of lines and points, just like a piece of text. When you tell a story, you follow a thread in a similar way to a thread in a knitted work. It should be continuous and with no breaks. With the TK 730, you can read, see, touch and wear your story.