Layers of dye
Textile and video – 2023
Project in collaboration with 1st ESO students from Vapor del Fil secondary school (Barcelona) within En Residència programme (ICUB, Ajuntament de Barcelona) and with the mediation of A Bao A Qu. Sot Archeological Prospection also collaborated with the project.
Textile piece made by Francesca Piñol
Layers of dye is the final installation of a creative process carried out during the 2022-2023 school year at the Vapor del Fil secondary school, located within the grounds of the former Fabra i Coats thread factory. Based on a story heard about how the old dye tanks of the factory are buried under the current playground, a work was developed about how to see what is hidden (by space, time or our perceptual system).
As part of this research, the playground was explored with a georadar to observe the underground. The visualisation offered by this instrument was used to create a textile piece, around which the final installation revolves.
Georadar horizontal plane
Georadar vertical plane
Photographies of the doc
Blog by the students: https://blocsenresidencia.bcn.cat/vapordelfil2023/