Climatology: Celebrating Natures Survival Tactics

 

WUHAO CURATED-SHOP BEIJING has invited THE FABRICK LAB to create and install CLIMATOLOGY for Spring/Summer 2013 and join the WUHAO Limited Edition collection.

 

The changing seasons are reflected in Elaine Ng Yan Ling’s latest series of smart textiles. As nature takes its course, Wooden Skin and Macro Wooden Velcro shift shape and colour to create an organic responsive environment.

 

Layers of veneer are combined with fabric, reactive dyes and reflective surfaces to create objects that adapt to fluctuations in light, temperature and humidity. This new series, CLIMATOLOGY, is inspired by nature’s invisible energy and how materials can adapt to be more resilient and relevant. 

 

Each piece is handcrafted and set in shape. As the materials mature, the objects begin to work together, changing according to their surroundings. They work individually or as a group, affected by the memory of their construction, and responding to changes in the environment.

MacroWoodenVelcro by ElaineNgYanLing
MacroWoodenVelcro by ElaineNgYanLing

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MacroWoodenVelcro by ElaineNgYanLing
MacroWoodenVelcro by ElaineNgYanLing

Craft and technology: assembling the parts with traditional hand embroidery techniques.

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MacroWoodenVelcro by ElaineNgYanLing
MacroWoodenVelcro by ElaineNgYanLing

Macro Wooden Velcro site-specific installation in the Main Pavilion at WUHAO CURATED-SHOP, No. 35, Mao’er Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100009, China

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MacroWoodenVelcro by ElaineNgYanLing
MacroWoodenVelcro by ElaineNgYanLing

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Macro Wooden Velcro

 

Demonstrates how to create poetic interactive structures through hybridization of nature’s self-engineered forms. Macro Wooden Velcro’s behaviour is inspired by the natural physical flexible structure of a pinecone combined with the hooks of a dandelion seed. Magnifying the observed microstructures into macro physical design features illustrates the invisible energy surrounding us. Layers of veneer are combined with fabric, reactive dyes and reflective surfaces to create objects that adapt to fluctuations in light, temperature and humidity.

 

WoodenSkin by ElaineNgYanLing
WoodenSkin by ElaineNgYanLing

Wooden Skin site-specific installation in Kang, Main Pavilion at WUHAO CURATED-SHOP BEIJING No. 35, Mao’er Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100009, China

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WoodenSkin by ElaineNgYanLing
WoodenSkin by ElaineNgYanLing

Assembling the parts with traditional hand embroidery techniques.

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WoodenSkin by ElaineNgYanLing
WoodenSkin by ElaineNgYanLing

Wooden Skin site-specific installation in Kang, Main Pavilion at WUHAO CURATED-SHOP BEIJING No. 35, Mao’er Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing,100009, China

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WoodenSkin by ElaineNgYanLing
WoodenSkin by ElaineNgYanLing

Wooden Skin site-specific installation in Kang, Main Pavilion at WUHAO CURATED-SHOP BEIJING No. 35, Mao’er Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100009, China

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Wooden Skin

 

Wooden Skin’s behaviour is inspired by the natural living behaviour of the resurrection plant Selaginelia Lepidoplylla. A plant that can survive extreme dehydration for months or even years.