The Walls Are Movable
While I was researching about Nes Perse tribe in North America and their history of immigration, I thought about making a symbolic door made of biotextile and knitting, a symbol for the utopian unity of people in the world.
I wanted to use different kind of materiality at the same time. Sleek, shiny and hard nature of plastic, and textural, fluffy and soft nature of cotton yarns intertwined together in a very rough way, like all the people from different cultural background lives in.
In this work I made five revolving knitted doors, that rotates in all directions.
It is not easy for one person, or a group of people to blend in into different culture, and there will be lots of conflicts and obstacles. But my hope was that, at the end, we will accept who we are as truly who we are, and try to live in harmony together.
During the research process, I have extensively worked with bioplastics, on its characteristic, texture recipe and color recipe. The clarity, sturdiness and eco-friendliness of bioplastic makes in a perfect 'material of the future society'.