Felt Work

Urban Mat

Flat Studio / University of British Columbia / 2013

Acrylic felt, zippers; 200 x 200 cm



Felt Work: Urban Mat is the product of a material investigation into the conceptual possibilities of living as an ‘urban nomad’ by moving within and between the ‘striated’ and ‘smooth’ spaces of the city. Through thickening a 2 by 2 metre unit of felt using construction techniques inherent to its non-woven structure—such as needle-felting and felt moulding—different surface conditions are created. The resulting garment responds to multiple corporeal postures, and operates both as individual enclosure and modular urban territory.





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