In today’s society there is a lot of knowledge and knowledge creation. But how is this knowledge passed on? Nowadays young people get their knowledge from books and the Internet, while the transfer of knowledge from the elderly and their heritage is disappearing.
Society is changing and people are suspicious of spontaneity and communication with each other. People increasingly withdraw into their own privacy ‘bubble’, while society – perhaps more than ever – actually is in need of real social exchange.
Floor: “My social machine focuses on an ancient form of communication and social activity: collective embroidery. The viewers are an active part of the installation, in which the central theme is the transfer of ‘heritage’ – a collection of behaviors, knowledge, expertise, skills, memories, core values and sentiments that connect you to your environment. The embroidered carpet is the silent witness of numerous short encounters, while the visitors create a positive memory.”
Photo’s: Louise te Poele