The Loom

Richard The, Agnes Chang, & Jeffrey Warren

The Loom is a participatory public installation: a digital tapestry of the virtual and real-world events in which it is situated. Visitors can “cut out” visual content from the web and collage it onto a public display wall. The Loom encourages collaboration among visitors, who may share a physical space or only a connection through the web. Participants’ contributions will be deposited on top of one another and will accumulate over time, leaving an archaeological timeline or cyclogram of unfolding events. As the content travels to the bottom of the ‘fresco’, it reaches the printer which continuously transfers the composition onto a large roll of paper. The printed scroll is perforated in sections and is draped across the floor so that visitors may take pieces of it home.

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