being in A sandstorm
My research is focussed on sublime philosophy, based on the narrative of my own experience in a sandstorm. The project is communicating natural power and awe of nature through exploration of textiles materials; how to use textiles to create an environment connected to nature?
I had a sublime experience in a sandstorm at an early age. Such a specific disaster experience has played an integral part in my philosophy and triggering me to think about my identity as who I am and where I belong. The sandstorm brought negative effects, such as a sabotaged environment. However, My memory recalls the strange beauty of the sandstorm rather than the negative impacts.
The project intends to communicate the natural power and awe of nature through the exploration of textiles and to use textiles to create an environment connected to nature. The immersive experience and textiles themselves are not only visual. It is crucial to the project to recreate other senses I experienced during the sandstorm, for example, sounds, scents, even touch.
My research and development of biomaterial have demonstrated the sublime philosophy's conceptual idea and the relation between my experience and the theoretical framework. My work has communicated the natural power and awe of nature through the exploration of textiles materials. Through the use of biodegradable material and by integrating the sublime concept, I think I have managed to instill a clear sense of using textiles to create an environment connected to nature in my work.
The making process is storytelling. The embedded story can generate emotional value in the textile pieces. This inspiration and experience from nature became a part of my identity. The project's purpose is to inspire people to remember the value and strength, and dynamism of nature's wild beauty. Using textiles as a central feature gives people an experience of power and awe of nature in a contained environment. The installation is designed to resonate with a sublime experience that may happen in their life before, provoking thought and deep emotional understanding.
As Olafur Eliasson (2019) once said:" If we want to change something about the climate, it needs to be made explicit; it needs to be physical." Indeed, changing the world means changing the way we experience the world.