DESIGNANO – AESTHETICS OF IMPERCEPTIBILITY (on going)

DESIGNANO – AESTHETICS OF IMPERCEPTIBILITY (on going)

Designing and Sensing in the Age of Nano-technologies. Research related to nano-technologies in the frame of a Fulbright Senior Fellowship, Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory at Cornell University. Project description Introduced as a concept in 1959 by Richard Feynman, nano-technologies came to define by 1980s the new material age (see Eric Drexler). The project aims to further the research on the paradoxical relationship between an imperceptible matter (too small for a direct common...

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SOFT CIRCUITRY

SOFT CIRCUITRY

Dimensions: 10 x 20 cm Materials: Conductive thread, resistors. Techniques: Embroidery, sewing, soldering. References / Inspirations: Arduino LilyPad, Little Bits and Circuit Sticker Sketchbook, as well as a Kits-of-no-parts set. Project description The Soft Circuitry Kit was conceived to fill the gap between the already existing electronic boards (Lilypad, Arduino mini, Photon, etc.) and the input components of the circuits. It aims to help workshop trainers in their teaching and designers in...

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AN INTERNET OF SOFT THINGS

AN INTERNET OF SOFT THINGS

In the frame of “An Internet of Soft Things” based at Nottingham Trent University and funded by the EPSRC, UK. Dimensions: various. Materials: Electronic components (vibrating motors, Leds, diodes, resistors, sensors, breadboards, wires, Arduino board, Photon boards), conductive textiles (fibers and fabrics), calico, felt. Techniques: Laser cut, sewing, soldering, embroidery. Project description “An Internet of Soft Things” project challenged how a radically connected world would be designed...

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TEXTILE SENSORS & SENSORS ICONOGRAPHY

TEXTILE SENSORS & SENSORS ICONOGRAPHY

A project in collaboration with the Advance Textiles Research Group – Nottingham Trent University, (UK). Framework Until recently one of the main issues of e-textile research was the integration of electroniccomponents into the textile structures. At present there is a growing interest in the development of textiles based electronic circuits, sensors and actuators. We can observe several directions in this sense: some projects are looking to miniaturize the electronic components, some others...

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SENSITIVE TEXTILE OBJECTS

SENSITIVE TEXTILE OBJECTS

In the frame of UHCI Project – UdK Berlin Dimension: 2 Cubes of 80cm X 80 cm X 80cm Materials: Textiles fibres, conductive threads, Arduino boards, dimmers, lamps. Technique: weaving, sewing, knitting, e-textiles circuits Project description During CeBIT 2014 we have invested the space of the exhibition with a series of sitting objects covered with textiles fabrics incorporating sensors and electronic circuits allowing the activation of different electronic devices in the exhibition space (in...

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SIGNAL TO NOISE

SIGNAL TO NOISE

In collaboration with Lasse Scherffig Dimension: 2 Antenas of 50cm Diameter, Gallery space min. 20m long Materials: Antennas, Raspberry Pi boards, radios receivers. Technique: Radio broadcasting, Audio recording, Archive research Project description “Signal to Noise” is part of the project “Repertories of (in)discreetness” – an art research project that has its starting point in the archives of Radio Free Europe (RFE) from the Open Society Archives in Budapest, considered one of the most...

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HEDGEHOG FABRIC

HEDGEHOG FABRIC

Dimensions: 100 x 200 cm. Materials: Felt, Arduino board, sound sensors, servo-motors. Technique: Interactive textile installation Project description Hedgehog Fabric is a flexible device inspired by the way hedgehogs react to different sound stimuli. It is a project which tries to draw attention to the increased noise pollution. The rhythms of modern city life are generally accompanied by an increased, excessive environmental noise that disrupts in human life. The Hedgehog Fabric combines...

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REVERSED INTERACTION

REVERSED INTERACTION

Dimension: Three floors installations Materials: LEDs, textile, Lilypad, moving sensor, video funk camera (or web camera), TV monitor (or computer monitor). Technique: Interactive installation Project description We live in a world where digital media allows us to multiply the interactive contact. With the help of coded information, we can now make most of the objects around us interactive. Our expectations are high. The surfaces transform themselves more and more in interfaces. The screens...

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CARPET-GARDEN

CARPET-GARDEN

Dimensions: 12 m2. Material: Iron, wool, manila, electronic devices, servo motors. Techniques: Weaving, sewing, electronic circuits, soldering, moving installation Project description Carpet-Garden is my diploma work in textile arts, a work I have done in 1998 at the Art and Design University Cluj (Romania). Since the object of tapestry is generally a carpet and since the classical Middle East carpets generally deals with variations of idealized gardens representing the Paradise, the idea of...

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VEGETATION CYCLE

VEGETATION CYCLE

Dimensions: 500 x 50 cm. Materials: Wool, manila and iron Techniques: Weaving, crochet, 3D installation Project description Knowing that the vegetation cycle is composed by an alternate of growing and stagnation phases, and that the same cadence can be found in the 1/0 web technique, Vegetation Cycle try to adapt this principle to a tri-dimensional textile work. The result is a work that is pliable and can be exhibited in different ways, adapting itself to every specific context. The same as a...

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STITCHING WORLDS

STITCHING WORLDS

On April 26, 2018 will be launched "Stitching Worlds: Exploring Textiles and Electronics" book, Revolver Publishing, 2018. Edited by Ebru Kurbak. Contributions by Onur Akmehmet, Ekmel Ertan, Lars Hallnäs, Tincuta Heinzel, Mili John Tharakan, So Kanno, Ebru Kurbak, Mark Miodownik, Matthias Mold, Jussi Parikka, Hannah Perner-Wilson, Irene Posch, Fiona Raby, Mika Satomi, Martin Schneider, Rebecca Stewart. The publication was kindly supported by Europapier.

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CALL FOR PAPERS – Studia UBB Philosophia : Nomadic, Migrating, Commuting, Wearable Technologies and Their Infrastructures

CALL FOR PAPERS – Studia UBB Philosophia : Nomadic, Migrating, Commuting, Wearable Technologies and Their Infrastructures

Call for Papers for August 2017 issue of Studia UBB Philosophia :  Nomadic, Migrating, Commuting, Wearable Technologies and  Their Infrastructures One of the central issues of the present political agenda is the migration crisis. Apart from economical and environmental migration, we assisted in the latest years to the exacerbation of some political conflicts and implicitly to a political-based migration too. The intensification of the phenomena and the debates around migration force...

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E-TEXTILE SWATCH BOOK EXCHANGE 2016

E-TEXTILE SWATCH BOOK EXCHANGE 2016

For a second time I took part in the E-textiles Summer Camp Swatch Exchange launched by Hanna Perner-Wilson. The E-Textile Summercamp‘s Swatchbook Exchange is a platform for sharing physical work samples in the field of electronic textiles. The exchange wishes to emphasize the importance of physicality and quality workmanship in an increasingly digital world. Everybody who has attended the E-Textile Summercamp at least one time is allowed to take part in this...

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AL DENTE TEXTILES – Arcintex ’16 Boras

AL DENTE TEXTILES – Arcintex ’16 Boras

During 11-15 of April 2016 I was in Boras (Sweden) for Arcintex network's spring workshops and conference. In the first three days I took part in "Interactive Textiles" workshop lead by Delia Dumitrescu and Hanna Landin. Together with Svenja Keune, Berit Greike, Sarah Walker and Juste Peciulyte I worked in a project we called "AL DENTE". The project was inspired by the research project of Svenja Keune. As a PhD student within the ArcInTexETN she is working on adaptive and responsive structures...

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DRAWING SENSORS – E-TEXTILES SWATCH BOOK 2015

DRAWING SENSORS – E-TEXTILES SWATCH BOOK 2015

Credits: Tincuta Heinzel in collaboration with ATRG – Nottingham Trent University, (UK). Year of Invention: 2015   Description: The present sample is part of a research project which looks to develop a series of graphic (embroidered/printed/knitted) textile based sensors that could function both as manuals (guides) for the construction of such textiles based sensors, as well as signage for announcing the presence of such sensors into the structure of the...

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REPERTORIES OF (in)DISCREETNESS

REPERTORIES OF (in)DISCREETNESS

Repertories of (in)discreetness – a project I initiated with Ioana Macrea-Toma was exhibited at Tranzit Bucharest, featuring mine and Lasse Scherffig's FM radio installation Signal to Noise as well as works by Irina Botea & Jon Dean, and Istvan Laszlo. Exhibition: March 18th-April 1st, 2015 Venue: tranzit.ro/ București, Str. Gazelei nr. 44, sector 4 Round table: The Radio Free Europe Archives – between historiographical expression and artistic research March...

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“TEXTURES” DOCTORAL SEMINAR, ENSAPL – LILLE (FR)

“TEXTURES” DOCTORAL SEMINAR, ENSAPL – LILLE (FR)

On 4th of March 2015 I was invited by Clotilde Félix-Fromentin to present my research in the frame of  ENSAPL - Architecture and Landscape National School Lille's doctoral seminar on "Materialities, thinking and culture". The session was dedicated to the notion of "texture" : from augmented textiles materialities and objects to landscapes.   Invited researchers: Tincuta Heinzel (designer, KHM/NTU); Philippe Louguet (architect, LACTH) ; Vincent Gouezou (architect).  ...

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LIGHT CURTAIN

LIGHT CURTAIN

LIGHT CURTAIN (2014)   Following a project I started at UdK Berlin, I continued working with LEDs and textiles during my residency at 33 Officina Creativa, Toffia (Italy) in October 2014. Light Curtain was specifically conceived for their theater space. The lights are controlled by a potentiometer and the curtain will be used during performances. 33 Officina Creativa (33OC) is a young nonprofit cultural association based in Toffia, Italy with the aims of diffusing contemporary art...

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INTERFERENCE CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

INTERFERENCE CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

My and Lasses Scherffig's FM radio installation Signal to Noise was shown during interference.io in the garden of De Binnenpret, Amsterdam. ›› Exhibition/conference: August 15th-17th, 2014 ›› Interference program About Interference Interference, n: preventing (a process or activity) from continuing or being carried out properly. the combination of two or more electromagnetic waveforms to form a resultant wave in which the displacement is either reinforced or...

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