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  • Am I liminal yet? 2014

    Maker: Miranda Smitheram
    Materials: Digital print on silk charmeuse
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  • Am I liminal yet? 2014

    Maker: Miranda Smitheram
    Materials: Digital print on silk charmeuse. Installation image.
  • Am I liminal yet? 2014

    Maker: Miranda Smitheram
    Materials: Installation image
    Digital print on silk charmeuse
  • Am I liminal yet? 2014

    Maker: Miranda Smitheram
    Materials: Digital print on silk charmeuse. Installation image.
  • Am I liminal yet? 2014

    Maker: Miranda Smitheram
    Materials: Digital print on silk charmeuse. Installation image.
  • Am I liminal yet? 2014

    Maker: Miranda Smitheram
    Materials: Digital print on silk charmeuse. Installation image.
  • Am I liminal yet? 2014

    Maker: Miranda Smitheram
    Materials: Digital print on silk charmeuse. Installation image.

Am I liminal yet

21 August 2014 - 30 October 2014

Using digital technologies and virtual applications, Miranda began to consider a future where clothing could integrate a digital interface. Instead of manufacturing disposable clothes, what if we had garments that were responsive and adaptive to our environments, moods and desires and which assuaged our need for novelty and the demand for disposable clothes? This project interrogates the potential of digital materiality to affect the rate of textile consumption in the future.

The imagery in the video and the printed textile originates from iPhone photographs of liminal spaces such as blurs, reflections, tunnels, and glitches that have been collaged together into a single image. The sequence of transformation gradually shapeshifts from the literal and documented imagery of the photographs into abstracted pixels of a digital representation. Each unique image builds on a version of the previous image.

Throughout the installation the artist will regularly cut out one of the digitally printed images, which will be displayed on the wall. On the 29 and 30 October, visitors are invited to visit the gallery and choose a piece to cut out and take home.

Miranda Smitheram lives in Auckland and is working on her PhD. She also is currently a postgrad researcher at the Textile and Design Lab and a lecturer in Design Thinking at Auckland University of Technology.