For the past few months, Tel-Aviv-based designer Dana Zelig has been experimenting with textiles and polymers to wonderful results. Exploring different kinds of polymers and different ways of applying them to fabric, the results of Dana’s experiments changed from week to week. Soon she will start producing costumed-mixed plastic sheets with strength and flexibility according to different needs.
With Weaved. Programmable Textile Dana is able to model fabrics into three-dimensional structures using physical-programmed plastic patterns. Following her experiments in physical programming with "Traces", a project we reported on last year, she decided to examine the possibility of applying plastic to fabrics, by means of pressing them together, allowing the heat to manipulate the plastic, and the manipulated plastic to effect the adjusted fabric.
Created by Dana Zelig, Traces project explores the concept of programming everyday materials, a form of “physical programming” where objects are “made to act” on some form following specific instructions.