Virtual Appliqués is a site-specific data sculpture that imagines the future of fashion through a digital exploration of the symbiotic relationship of colors, fabrics, and techniques. The project utilizes contemporary algorithms, a special API that captures color patterns from social media photos as well as real-time information that provides the base for it’s “data-knitted” synthetic fabrics. Presented in four Chapters, Virtual Appliqués is inspired by the natural world and the unique architectural design of Beverly Center. Each chapter showcases a visual rendering of a future “fabric” that is weaved together by the Studio’s interpretation of material transformations, together forming a multi-faceted reflection of the nuanced relationship between technology, humanity, and culture.

Refik Anadol
AnalogNative
Sebastioano Barbieri
Nicholas Boss
Efsun Erkilic
Carrie He
Daniel Seungmin Lee
Toby Heinemann
Kerim Karaoglu
Pelin Kivrak
Ho Man Leung
Kyle McLean
Alex Morosov
Raman K. Mustafa
Julia Pryde Thompson
HyeJi Yang

Collaborators
Taubman
Daktronics

Specs
35′ X 20′ LED Media Wall
4 mm pixel pitch
4K resolution

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