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Lana Sur at Tendencia Arenales

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11.10.2019

Lana Sur, El Espartano’s project to bring together a group of designers to promote the value and benefits of Argentine wool, participated in the latest edition of Tendencia Arenales. Artist Eugenia Foguel was specially invited to join the growing initiative and chose this event to present her piece Kokon, an immersive textile installation.

Francisco Nocito

The piece consists of a loom with a tropicalized iron base that supports a 30 m2 (320 ft2) knitted cocoon of pure organic wool looms. “Kokon explores the spatial possibilities offered by a loom and fibers to create spaces that can be walked through and are habitable. The wool stretches taut and hangs free, seeking contact with the people that walk through it. It is a sensitive, porous and tactile space,” says the artist.

Francisco Nocito

The structure’s color palette progresses through hues, saturations and different levels of brightness, where the changes in the fabrics reflect the change in the curvature of the surfaces. The structural frame is reminiscent of the iridescence seen in many species of the insect kingdom.

Francisco Nocito

Foguel explains, “The fabric is a cocoon unfolding on a human scale, a metaphor for containment, shelter and protection, suggesting a metamorphosis: in inhabiting and traversing the space, it gives rise to a transformation.”

Francisco Nocito

Tendencia Arenales took place on Thursday, October 10 on Arenales Street and the cross streets between Montevideo and Cerrito (Recoleta neighborhood, Buenos Aires).

Francisco Nocito

For more information on Lana Sur, visit lanasur.com

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