final project: projection house

Assignment,Final Project — Nicole Anderson @ 4:04 pm

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Projection in house meant to explore the idea of conscious memory and how our attempts to preserve and remember experiences through documentation actually permanently distort and alter these events we are so desperately clinging to. A little wonky, but I hope to revisit it in the future, perhaps revisiting the idea of installing outdoors. Also have like 18 minutes of unedited video documentation but I don’t think word press can handle that upload.

Final Project Proposal

Assignment,Description — Nicole Anderson @ 1:37 pm

For my final project I plan on continuing the piece I was making for my sewing project.

It should look something like this

(I modeled it in rhino so I could get the dimensions right)

They are made out of sheer transparent fabric and suspended in the trees.


There will be video projection of found home videos on each of the layers, each layer being played slightly slower than the layer outside of it.

Making and Unmaking

Artists,Reference,Uncategorized — Nicole Anderson @ 6:30 pm

A couple artists using fabric and sewing:

For some straight up lovely embroidery: Allison Watkins. Love the slight irony of embroidering images of fabric onto fabric, as well as just the aesthetics of this (thin, tenuous linework, etc.)

A slightly more process based artist using fabric: Ilysia Van Deren

She did a whole series of these handkerchiefs. Her statement is as follows:

How-To documents the process of ripping and re-sewing vintage handkerchiefs by hand, sometimes repeatedly. The projected video exposes a neurotic, obsessive process that is simultaneously mesmerizing and unsettling. The process acts as a means of releasing internalized experiences and frustrations, making the modification of each piece of fabric a uniquely personal and cathartic act. The hyper-detailed scanned images act as a document of the destruction; each fiber, tear and sloppy stitch on display for examination. Forever altered, these objects take on new identities. The act of repair becomes an integral part of a continuous cycle of destruction and reconstruction, of tearing down and building up.

Super into how process based this is, and the idea of destruction as construction (currently a Very Relevant Theme in my work)

There is also a video piece that goes with it:

How-To from Ilysia Van Deren on Vimeo.

Also a fan of this series by her:

Mandy Greer

Artists,Reference — Nicole Anderson @ 12:30 pm

Mandy Greer is the bestest. I saw her knitted installation in Seattle and it was wonderful. They are sort of community projects, she has groups of people make piece of her larger works, and the end result is a very intimate handmade effect. Pretty much, it’s awesome. Her website is not super organized, but you can see it here.


Lauren DiCioccio

Artists,Reference,Uncategorized — Nicole Anderson @ 1:16 pm

Lauren DiCioccio makes exiquisite soft sculptures, primarily fabric reproductins of everyday objects that are slowly becoming obsolete (newspapers, lined paper, watches, etc) . I love that she leaves her pieces very messy, with the loose threads sort of emphasizing the care that went into creating each object. I really like her organza trash bags, the reproduction of these temporary disposable objects in a very delicate, high effort materials is really beautiful.

Her website is here.

Assignment Two:

Assignment,Knot making — Nicole Anderson @ 1:25 pm


(My documentation is not very good. At all. Apologies)

A simple swing installed between walls, that suspends me just below the ceiling and just above the ground, existing between multiple somewheres.

This is my party, and you aren’t invited.

This is not yours, this is for me.

Do not try to find me, I don’t know if I want to be found.

Progress, little by little

Assignment,Uncategorized — Nicole Anderson @ 1:27 pm

I made an origami tessellation which is suspended below a bag of water. The water bag has been punctured in multiple spots, each hole correlating to a major cultural hub throughout history. The water drips onto the tessellation, filling the folds and causing subtle sounds and movements. Eventually the paper will dissenigrate as it becomes oversaturated and these progressive regions can no longer support how rapidly they are growing.

Wood Origami Industrial Design

Artists,Folding,Reference — Nicole Anderson @ 10:01 pm

Some seriously gorgeous furniture design by Elisa Strozyk:

Can we all get an appreciative ‘damnnnnn’ for this?

Her site is here. Check it.


Vessels and Tessellation

Artists,Folding,Reference — Nicole Anderson @ 6:10 am

I came across these really beautiful origami vases and vessels by Rebecca Geiseking. I don’t quite know how to explain it, but it almost feels like her work is breathing. You can see her flickr here.

I’m really interested in Oragami tessellations also. I found this handy little basic reference for it here (pay attention to the page numbers, it was intended to be printed and made into a book, so if you are reading it online, the pages are out of order. I’ve been fumbling around with it, but to limited success. Very interested in experimenting with rastering the pre-creasing with the laser cutter.
Here is a nifty little time lapse of a really intense tessellation. There are also a bunch of tutorials on youtube if you poke around.

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