Schema (2020) by Kate Geck

From Pleated Parallax series
Digital print on satin, machine knit acrylic, machine embroidered rayon, hand pleated satin, website.

Schema is a part of the Pleated Parallax series, which is a continuation of Kate’s research into digital and physical processes for mixed reality surface design. This project draws on Elizabeth Grosz’s concept of the in between as a non-binarized space of becoming. The project explores physical and digital surface design processes, imagining how these surfaces could exist as ‘in-between’. Moving past the poles of the physical and the digital, the project instead considers ‘materiality’ that converges at any number of physical/digital junctures. schema uses coded and at points asemic writing, including passages from a fictional AI, as it speculates on patterns and flows of mythical data to imagine new human shapes for companionship. Schema is presented alongside a companion website exploring the material of digital space and interface design alternatives. Pleated Parallax was supported by a 2020 arts grant from The City of Melbourne.

Kate Geck is an artist interested in network culture, who is working in Narrm/Melbourne on unceded Wurundjeri land. She works with code, installation and textiles to create augmented surfaces and interactive experiences. Read more about her practice here. 

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