Silk QR Quilts

crafted gateways into the digital virtual realm

click here to see where scanning the QR code leads you.

115 CM x 115 CM
first use silk

I Dreamed The Taste Of Shattered Bricks,
La Borne, Bourges/France - curated by Natsuko Uchino, 2016

120 CM x 120 CM
recycled silk clothes

Gallery Blunk, Northern Light Residency
Trondheim/Norway - curated by Maia Lyon Daw, 2013

Performance with Mathilde Terheijne/fffff at KW Berlin, 2013

QR stands for Quick Response. QR code is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode first designed in Japan for the automotive industry. The QR Code system has become popular in other fields due to its fast readability and greater storage capacity compared to standard UPC barcodes. Applications include product tracking, item identification, time tracking, document management, general marketing etc. In the corona pandemic that started in 2019, governments worldwide used QR codes to filter the population's participation in society, based on vaccination choices.
The aim of this 2013 silk QR code Quilt is to respond quickly to the question: Who are you? To reveal my identity I will elegantly open my shawl and allow people with a smart phone to scan me. The code will lead you to the site you are at this very moment. The fact that it only works under certain conditions says something about being human. In generating coded patterns computers still score higher in terms of reaching precision. This silk QR Quilt serves as an interface between the world of handcraft and a digital reality.
After scanning the 2016 QR Quilt, you arrive in a search engine with the question posed: how to extract silk from our landscape?