Jos Klarenbeek


Kadans, a textile sea archive in collaboration with Aliki van der Kruijs, is a design research on how the motion of the sea can be a direct source for an ever-changing weaving pattern.

Buoys and platforms offshore the coast measure constantly changing conditions such as wave height, wave period and wind direction. Kadans investigates the potential of raw scientific data: textile production is combined with sciences like oceanography and mathematics, constructing a soft output of hard data generated by the motions of waves at sea. In a collaboration with RNDR a weaving software is developed that enables to import data about the condition of the sea that feeds the parameters set to create a weaving pattern. The work was presented as part of the exhibition Climate as Artifact by Satellietgroep.