Adriana Duarte Costa

Keywords: Textile craft, Sensory stimuli, Scent

Internship: Studio Nienke Hoogvliet,

In navigating how the senses are so closely linked to our cultural experiences, as well as through my practice and study of the textile craft, I built an installation using primarily paper and scent. “Breeze of a Wandering Landscape” consists of 3D woven structures and 2D woven panels, of which the primary material is yarn that I spun from paper. In this yarn, I saturate scents into the fibers, and on the woven surfaces I paint an idea - an empty wandering landscape of a motif whose identity is up to your own interpretation.

In “Breeze of a Wandering Landscape”,  the bodies of the visitors interact with the textile by walking through the installation, and experience the smells that come from this yarn. The intention in this work is the direct embodiment (through the body’s sensory receptors) and exploration of the space itself. My attempt in offering this bodily experience, is that hopefully through some quietness, we can perhaps more closely understand the impact that our physical space has with our body and mind.

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