Vertical Textile Shape (VTS) Horizontal Textile Shape (HTS) | Jonathan Muecke

Objects have empirical concerns and subjective relations.

Textile is used in tension: around something
or hanging from something
The shape of the object is determined by its structure The structure is distinct from the textile
Textile is surface without thickness
A bolt of textile is 54 inches
Textile has colour
Colour has shape
Shape has an optimal scale
Scale is tested horizontally and vertically
The textile is isolated and its structure indistinct
The structure of the object is determined by its shape Textile is used in compression: stable, self-contained, self-supporting

Empirical concerns and subjective relations remain immeasurable.

Result:
The Canvas textile is isolated and put in compression. It is tested in two orientations – horizontal and vertical – and shaped and scaled until a single textile layer is self-supporting in each orientation.

The textile shapes are linked to the ground plane and read against the space and objects that are perpetually linked to this dominant plane.

Jonathan Muecke (USA, 1983) has evolved a design practice that resists standard divisions between design, art and architecture, instead focusing on refined forms that investigate notions of positive and negative space, positional relationships to structures and the innate desire to read notions of functionality into objects that relate to human scale.

The work of Jonathan Muecke is in the collection of SFMOMA; the Museum of Arts and Design in New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; and the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), France. In 2014, Muecke was commissioned by Design Miami/ to create the temporary pavilion for the tenth anniversary of the international design fair. In 2015, he was awarded a USA Knight Fellowship to fund his creative practice and development.

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