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Dana Zelig | Lilies | 2017

 

Project
Lilies

Designer
Dana Zelig
Israel, 2017

Materials
Cotton, active responsive gel

Exhibition
Uncanny, 2018

Object Number
D.306.2018



Description
Dana Zelig explores the connection between form and matter by means of a system that transforms two-dimensional objects into three-dimensional structures. A hybrid cotton fabric printed with various patterns, which are composed of heat-sensitive polymers, is immersed in a container of water whose temperature is controlled. A change in temperature causes the fabric to shrink and become distorted into a three-dimensional form. Zelig chose to document the change in the fabric and the resulting geometric forms in a short film featuring 11 different models, which offer a new way of observing, designing, and controlling a soft fabric.

This project was developed as part of a collaboration between Dana Zelig and
Prof. Eran Sharon at the Racah Institute of Physics,Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Dana Zelig, Lilies, 2017 | Photo: Shay ben Efraim 





 
 
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