Sensing Patterns

Hear and feel knitwear patterns through sound vibrations in this new artwork by artist Ninon Ardisson

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Reception, Learning Centre

  • Under 26

    Adult and Children 13+ years. Please read the safety notice

  • Free event

Sensing Patterns invites visitors to hear and feel knitwear patterns through sound vibrations via a wearable audio system. This piece seeks to underline the relationship between the construction of knitted fabric, code and gesture.
Showcase and drop-in activity part of Digital Design Weekend.

Harnessing the technological properties of knitting, ‘Sensing Patterns’ looks at how structure can generate distinctive material properties by repeating a sequence of instructions, and how these properties can translate into different sensory outputs.

‘Sensing Patterns’ is powered by SubPac, supported by BOM, PlayLa.bZ and B-Side. Sound Designer: Narotam Horn. Tech Consultant : Jérôme Grard, InExtremis.

'Sensing Patterns' developed out of looking at new ways of recording and preserving material artefacts, and aims to explore the diverse possibilities digital conservation offers.

Please take note of this safety warning regarding using SubPac jacket:
This device should be used with caution by the following visitors: children under 13 should not use the device without parental supervision. The visitor should also consult a doctor prior to using the device if they are pregnant, have a pacemaker, or any other health concern that could be affected by using SubPac. The device should not be used directly on
a swollen or inflamed area of skin eruption. SubPac is not recommended for diabetics. Talk to a member of the exhibit team if you have any questions.

Special drop-in activity part of Digital Design Weekend, a free digital art and design festival taking place on 23 and 24 September, discover the full programme here:

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Header image: Ninon Ardisson