Loose Fit

Monica Ponce de Leon's avatar Monica Ponce de Leon

LooseFit explores the tension between contemporary use of digital technology with age-old techniques of making. Tapering skins of multilayered, membrane-like-structures create space, inviting bodies to move through. The components were digitally designed & cut, but hand constructed. Assembly was a group effort, were UM faculty and students gathered to "knit" together the components in the tradition of quilt making. The exhibit is the culmination of Ponce de Leon's over 15 years of work on the impact of digital technology on understanding the craft. The precision of digitally guided cuts are in contrast to the imprecision of the hand, and geometry gives way to the structure's own weight which turns it into a soft body. The construction method allows anyone to participate in its assembly, and ensures ease of dis-assembly and re-use -while the material is 100% recyclable. Installation collaborators: Maciej Kaczynski, Lauren Bebry, Matt Nickel, Mark Meier, among other students & faculty.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 26
  • Medium: PETG plastic
  • Width: 27
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 11