Surface Tear

Digital screens dull our sense of materiality, and yet they also behave like fabric. Surface manipulation techniques such as smocking, tucking, and pleating echo the screen manipulation techniques of pinching, swiping, and tapping, sculpting the fabric’s surface into navigable architecture. These small, cumulative gestures forge passageways to new worlds and sensory experiences. How can a fabric’s surface offer the real dimension and deep transformation of a digital screen?

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Photos by Zeyuan Ren