Itinerant of scores

Caro de Valk

Fashion & Textile | Craft | Material

The installation ‘Itinerant of scores’ is a slowly unfolding journey of a family. Each element composing a story related to a presence between sound and silence. From a point before the point of arrival to a continuity, eventually dissolving. But stored as a melody in our head that can restore existing ways of remembering, a resonant.

The central work in the installation is a material composition made through puncturing and coding as a carrier of magnetic fields to create sound compositions. In the weave the tension is uninterruptedly present by copper threads that are connected to an Arduino, sending out vibrations of soundwaves whenever someone comes near.

Inspired by the concept of cybernetics – which refers to the study of network and control in living and non-living systems – the use of copper is symbolic of the transmission of data and the flow of information. The weaving represents a hidden bodily system, a skeleton of an object that is constantly ‘on’.

Caro de Valk graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2023.

Itinerant of scores was on show during OBJECT Rotterdam 2024.

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