in 'growth series', PIIT explores how one material can expand into new shapes + functions

in 'growth series', PIIT explores how one material can expand into new shapes + functions

 

‘growth series’ is an experimental artwork by PIIT 

 

Korean artist PIIT (Pure Interest In Things) strongly believes that ‘every ordinary thing has a hidden power‘. He focuses, particularly, on the possibility of one common material growing and expanding into new shapes and functions. 

 

To test this vision, PIIT created ‘Growth Series’, an experimental art project featuring knitted pieces taking over what seems to be a construction site. Each piece is ‘an organic result of the soft properties and successive bundles of backup forms commonly used in construction sites, growing up filling their own empty spaces,’ he explains.

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all image © PIIT

 

 

how ordinary materials can expand in unexpected ways

 

‘Growth Series’ is intrinsically experimental because ‘it is difficult to expect the results of new attempts‘, continues PIIT (see more here). The artist started using thick strings of fabric to replicate the basic shape of a cone or a concrete pillar, but he quickly noticed how these replicas could be expanded in various ways, just like a single stem of living cells.

 

‘It can be transformed into an element that has texture and volume, it can be a structure that supports space, it can grow like a parasite, it can replace the function of furniture, or it can replace social regulations (in this series, traffic cones). It shows us how to connect relationships such as space-space, object-people, and object-clones, like a transfer of functions,’ reflects PIIT. 

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the knitted objects are taking over what seems to be a construction site

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close up shot of the knitted textile

in 'growth series', PIIT explores how one material can expand into new shapes + functions

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the ‘growing’ fabric can take over other functions, like that of a furniture object 

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project info:

 

name: growth series
design: PIIT / Pure Interest In Things

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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