Metal threads have been in use in textile design since the 1st century AD. This technology that we now use to create soft, flexible technology has been around for centuries. Lately, I have been questioning my place in the field of wearable technology and why I want to put electronics on my body and into my garments. I have been working through this question by way of the act of drizzling. Drizzling, or parfilage, is an 18th century term for the act of unravelling metallic threads, such as lace, embroidery or tassels. I have blindly embraced the world of wearable technology without questioning it once for the past 10 years. By unraveling metal threads, I hope to think about and maybe answer some of my questions around labor, privilege, and desire in the field of wearable technology.

    Parfileuse at the Dairy Center


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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