My thesis speculates a society of blind oracles – called 'Unseers' –suspended in a state of psychedelic meditation.
Wise beings who exist in response to the ravages of humankind, they activate sound to connect consciousness and future vision.
The project is my response to society's state of gross overproduction and overconsumption that I experience as a fracture in our collective consciousness. I believe an inward-oriented state of reflection is the necessary starting point to guide ourselves out of crisis.
I soaked thick hand-dyed wool in hot water to make an assembly of felted objects, rolling it until the fibers interlock into dense fabric.
I filmed these textile objects, sculptures and costume in combination with a choreographed performance to generate an immersive textile world experienced through photography and film.
As part of the project I initiated a collaboration with artisanal felt-makers in the Himalayas to produce 'Wool Brick', a modular textile building block that creates insulating walls and soft furniture. 'Wool Brick' enables zero-carbon architecture and interiors, it is circular and returns to the soil. Committed to reform in the handmade industry, I used the project to create space for creative exchange and innovation between artisan and designer.
The project won a Tishman Center Award for Climate Justice and Sustainability and a Kalil Endowment Grant for Smart Design.