Sven Bossuyt and Petra Kaminen Mosher

Ryijy Visualisation

Dialogue between materials and the senses

Ryijy invites you to explore concurrently, by touch as well as sight, the connection of features embodied in the tactile and visual characteristics of the ryijy pile. Using hand-crafted textile to create multi-sensory maps of multivariate data sets from the science of mechanical performance of materials, we express the materiality of one discipline in another. By engaging the mind and the senses in novel ways for the contemplation of information-rich data sets, we enable new insights and deeper understanding of the phenomena captured in the measurements woven and knotted into the textile structure.