ReDress, solo exhibition, Industry Lab. 2016

The culminating show for my residency at Industry Lab in Cambridge, MA; these were the results of a three month experiment in building a system for garment design using a fixed set of polygons, simple programming and a sewing machine.

"As an artist my medium of choice is often cloth, used both as a physical object and interpreted through other digital media like photography and video. This project began as an exercise in design and learning how to code, filtered through the lens of my interest in clothing and methods of clothing construction. The systems-based design work of Nanni Strada and Sol Lewitt also inspired the work shown here, as well as the simplicity and flexibility of early Eastern clothing designs; the patterns for these historical garments heavily informed the creation of the group of shapes that are the building blocks of the objects displayed in this gallery."

Sarah Trahan, 2016