My knitted data-visualisation banner Punchcard Economy – is on show at the following exhibitions:
9th March – 9th April – part of ‘Digital Labour’ exhibition at Biennale Internationale Design St Etienne, France
*Nominated for the Prix Innovation Jeunes Designers Award*
Machine knitted cotton banner, 5m x 3m
Reinterpreting the heritage of NW textile industry, whilst documenting the current reality of the ‘work’, Punchcard Economy is a machine-knitted banner based on the ‘8 hours labour, 8 hours recreation, 8 hours rest’ slogan coined by Robert Owens of the Eight Hour Day movement. The design incorporates data collected from a range of ‘workers’ in the digital, creative and cultural industries. The final work is produced on a domestic knitting machine using a combination of digital imaging tools and traditional punchcard systems.
February 2015 – Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life – Transmediale 15’, Berlin, Germany
January 2015 – Future Everything, Manchester, UK
November 2013 – Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life – FACT Liverpool, UK