Last week was Dubai Design Week - meaning all the galleries in Dubai opened their doors and put up their coolest and newest exhibitions/installations. I visited many and the one that I find the most intriguing is the Sound Weaving – Middle East Edition. It was experimental and interactive, just simply - “wow”.
This project was produced by at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest (MOME) in Hungary. This was the work of a textile designer Zsanett Szirmay, based on traditional Hungarian embroidery, was first showcased at Vienna Design Week last year.
What so special with this exhibition, that is shown at Tashkeel, is the Hungarian embroidery patterns were replaced by the patterns taken from rugs created by Afghanistani women artisans who work under the Fatima Bint Mohammed Bin Zayed Initiative. The motifs were transformed into sounds by a punch card comb music player (Remember those music boxes with the ballerina that you had when you were small?). The punched tap is the score and the patterns turned into laser cut textile pieces. Sounds cool, isn't it?
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Artist: Zsanett Szirmay
Musical composition: Daniel Vikukel
Curator: Rita Maria Halasi
Graphic Design: Anna Bardy