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What is this?

Woven design of white dots on a black ground, with the dots varying slightly in shape and density to mimic the optical effect of a folded perforated screen, or of two such screens shifting past one another.

Why is this in our collection?

The Danish artist and weaver, Grethe Sørensen, designs according to architectonic principles. Her interest in photography, cinematography, animation, optics, and illusion is expressed through textiles that show a deep understanding of the weaving process and constantly explore the interplay between two-dimensional surface and three-dimensional structure. In Interferens, Sørensen recreates the optical effect that occurs when two perforated plates are aligned and then shifted slightly off center, as if by movement of the viewer. Disorienting patterns emerge and the eye struggles to discern the flat planes that are creating the illusion of movement. Sørensen uses computer animation to distort the images of... more

This is a textile from Denmark. It is dated 2007 and we acquired it in 2010. Gift of Kvadrat. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: wool technique: jacquard woven label: jacquard woven wool

Its dimensions are

H x W: 299.7 x 142.2 cm (9 ft. 10 in. x 56 in.)

This object was produced by Kvadrat and designed by Grethe Sørensen

This object was donated by Kvadrat

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18755479/ |title=Textile, "Interferens", 2007 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=21 October 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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