In February 2017, we opened our project gallery, called Hybridart Space, at Galamb Street 6. In addition to hosting classic exhibitions in the white cube-type space, we’ve also held design events, book launches, diploma exhibitions, sustainability hackathons, project kick-offs, art dinners and Sunday lunches, and even shot a film once.
The knotted rug motifs were transformed into sounds by a punch card comb music player, with the pattern of holes on the tape in the musical box designed by the author of the work, Zsanett Szirmay. The punched tape acts as the score and conversely, the patterns on the rugs are turned into laser cut textile pieces.
Sensory Yarn Project is an interactive experimental textile for both visually impaired and sighted people. Extracts from Sándor Weöres’s verse cycle called Rongyszőnyeg were chosen, which were transformed into textile, using different textile techniques. The poem fragments appear as layers built upon each other on the textile, based on meaning. Each technique represents a sensory surface: seeing, hearing and touching. The sounding layer of the touchable verse’s text image appears with machine embroidery on the fabric, which was crossed through a special conductive strand. By touching the embroidered characters, the voice of the given text can be heard.
"In my Sensory Yarn Project, I am seeking to address the possibilities that visually challenged people have in order to experience fine arts. I am also discussing the potential that multi-sensorial aesthetics has in an inclusive society in terms of art reception."