Capacitive Moss from Sasha de Koninck on Vimeo. Video by Becky Stewart

Capacitive Moss is a project done in collaboration with Becky Stewart at eTextile Spring Break 2018. Created in our focus group ‘Your Wildest Speculative Fantasy’, we began to think about the relationship between nature and technology in a post-apocalyptic world. Walking around Wassaic, I saw several roofs where moss had begun to grow over the shingles. Taking that moss as my inspiration, I began to needle felt wool roving onto a mesh fabric. The textile has several spots of copper fiber felted into it, creating points for interaction. Becky and I then decided to use the textile to manipulate video footage of several spots around Wassaic. Becky adapted code to glitch video in Processing using the textile. 


Sasha de Koninck is an artist and researcher from Santa Monica, CA. She decided to leave the west coast and all of its wonderful weather to explore the city of Baltimore and the greater east coast to complete her undergraduate education at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She graduated in 2013 with a B.F.A. in fibers, a minor in creative writing and a concentration in sound art. The next leg of her journey led her to the Windy City, where she graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies. She is currently a PhD student in Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she works with Laura Devendorf.

Things to -un-

Unlearning|Unmaking|Unforgetting| Unpracticing|Unembodying|

Process of discovery
Unlearning with hands
Unlearning the hand

Things that are ingrained
Things that are inherent
Things that are heir apparent

Playing with language
Playing with shape
Changing forms

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