ELECTRIC SHEEP

Electric Sheep is a stop frame animation made from individual filet crochet figures jumping over a fence in a never ending loop.

 

Inspired by the title of the Philip K Dick book ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ this work is a glimpse into what a crafted digital future could look like. The binary nature of filet crochet, with it’s open and closed squares, is used to create a simulation of pixelated  imagery and to generate a hybrid expression that is both textile and digital. Perhaps robots would yearn for domesticity and dream of traditional hand craft as they drift off to sleep?

2020

Stop frame animation, hand made crochet, plywood, acrylic, cotton thread, metal bolts

exhibited:

Selected for Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Awards 2020

- winner yarn innovation award

- acquired by Tamworth Regional Gallery

- exhibited Australian Design Centre