Photographic Knitting Club

Aug 02 2020
Aug 22 2020
Aug 23 2020
Aug 24 2020
Sep 25 2020
Oct 22 2020
Nov 19 2020
Nov 21 2020
Dec 01 2020
Apr 05 2021
May 05 2021
Jul 11 2021
Aug 03 2021


 ︎ Tutorial 

Photographic Knitting Club” is a series of participatory workshops that introduce participants to the photographic practice of photogrammetry. Developed as a scientific method for obtaining measurements from a series of images to remotely survey land in the nineteenth century, photogrammetry today has many applications, from 3D animation to forensics and state-sponsored surveillance. Photographic Knitting Club reflects on these applications of digital tools, while centering our attention on the domestic space, a site increasingly exposed to corporate surveillance and data extraction.

In the workshops, participants engaged in practices that reframe these imaging and quantification tools as digital crafts and connect data visualization with embodied experience. I led a series of exercises that explore the mechanics of photogrammetry, the material practices of photographic production, and the tactility associated with inhabiting our most familiar spaces. After processing and anonymizing the visual information shared by the participants, I perform handicraft on this data as a way of experimenting with new modes of seeing within 3D software. Inverting the association between photogrammetry and instrumentalist extraction of data, the artifacts fabricated for this piece instead allow us to reimagine and make strange the spaces we inhabit and the intimate objects with which we share them.

Sep 29 2021 -
Oct 01 2021

Platform Artspace and Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley, Bauer Wurster Hall. Curated by Justin Berner and Julia Irwin.
A blanket with woven floor boards as part of the video installation.

3D printed surfaces (such as bed sheets and blankets) from participants' home environments.
3D paper origami made from participants’ home objects.
Hand illustration of patterns found in 3D scans of participants' space.
Paper weaving. Components of the 3D environments were cut up and converted into thread.

Jan 15 2021 -
Jan 29 2021
The Wonderful Creepiness

靜慮藝廊 | 100台北市中正區晉江街124號

Jinglü Gallery  |  No.124, Jinjiang St., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan

Lecture and workshop conducted virtually. A step by step tutorial on photogrammetry and structured light scanning is available here.

Two-channel video installation, full HD, color, sound, 8 mins 12 secs, dimension varies.

Left: Aligned photos and mesh generated in photogrammetry software. Photo capture by Andrew Cerrito.

Right: Data portrait and capture path calculated from workshop participant Andrew Cerrito’s captures.

Archival pigment prints on photo paper, 20x12.5cm, 20x27cm.

Data portrait (left) and hand-drawn illustrations (right) by workshop participants Caroline Valansi, Brain Hart, Caroline Sinders, Taline Balian, Ozoz Sokoh, Olha Pryymak, Choterina Freer, and Nisha Desai.

2020. Archival pigment prints on photo paper. 20x27cm, 20x27cm.
This first Photographic Knitting Club meeting was conducted virtually, joined by artists from NY and SF where social distancing is enforced. The artists included Francesca Rodriguez Sawaya, Renata Gaui (both Tangible Code instructors), Pamela Liou (an open source loom creator), Rena Anakwe (an artist who works with sound, visuals, and scent), and Windy Chien (an artist who works with knots).

Archival pigment prints on photo paper, marker on transparent films, 297 x 420cm.