Electroknit Dymaxion is a sculpture that draws on Buckminster Fuller’s dymaxion map, a two dimensional map that folds into a three dimensional polyhedron that maps the globe. The sculpture is constructed in wood, with a machine knitted interior made up of global textile patterns spatially mapped to their relative location. The patterns are recorded from century old notebooks, manuscripts, vintage craft magazines, knitting machine handbooks, all accessed through Boston based libraries and archives, with a few patterns downloaded as PDFs from the far corners of the internet.
The interior was made by Cat Mazza with the 5-person collective Lattice20 (Nia Duong, Maria Gonzalez, Remy Hunter, Erica Imoisi, Tony Pierre), all of whom located and then transcribed numerous patterns pixel by pixel, clipping the into a punch-card read by a Electroknit knitting machine.
2020 Jan 30 - Aug 2, Fast Fashon / Slow Art, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
2019 Aug 8 - Dec 15, Fast Fashion / Slow Art, The Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC
2019 July 10 - July 30, Boston HarborWalk, Boston, MA
This project was made possible by Now & There, and developed by Mazza as part of the 2019 Accelerator program.