networks by irene anton
networks by irene anton networks by irene anton
mar 09, 2012

networks by irene anton

‘network no. 2’ (2007) landartsymposium ‘sites en ligne’, silly, belgium

intervention invading network‘ is a series of network installations by german artist irene anton in locations around the world. each piece is composed of between 100 and 150 recycled pairs of tights that have been knotted together and arranged into interconnected lines and nodes (where balls stuffed within the pantyhose create these bulbs).

the site-specific installations reference the encroaching nature of globalization and data flow in modern industrial society. while clearly connectable to the spread of the internet and the sometimes entrapping webs created by our use of various sites and applications, the project was specifically composed of textiles in order to reference another global industry: that of fashion. at the same time that individuals are caught up in the cycles of marketing and consumerism, the companies behind the industry have been the subject of high visibility concerns regarding sweatshops and worker’s rights, representing to anton the ways in which globalization is put into direct conflict with more ‘natural’ human needs and ways of living and working.

‘network no. 1’ (2006)        art_ist workshop ‘versponnen’, hasenheide park, berlin

‘network no. 24’ (2011) world textile art biennale at the centro des las artes san augustín, oaxaca, mexico

left: ‘network no. 8’ – ‘blaue Nacht’, ehrenhalle altes rathaus nürnberg, germany (2009) right: ‘network no. 23’ – höhlerbiennale, gera, germany (2011)

full view, ‘network no. 19’

‘network no. 19’ (2010) museo islita guanacaste, costa rica

aerial view, ‘network no. 4’ (2008)    symposium ‘simplex-komplex’, kunstbauwerk vierraden/schwedt, germany

‘network no. 26’ (2011)     ‘in der tat’ localize festival, potsdam, germany

  • really nice! some are beautiful, some are eerie, all of them i like it a lot. 🙂

    thalia says:
  • uao those are stockings? so cool! at first i never think this!

    mariana says:
  • beautiful, but very similar from ernesto netto’s work. besides that, all the explanation about the artist’s reasons our thoughts just don’t appear for me in any way and they just don’t seem to be site-specific works.

    Germana says:
  • good concept

    leela says:

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