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.


    1. Parfileuse at the Dairy Center