Created by Dutch designers Aliki van der Kruijs and Jos Klarenbeek, the Kadans 2.0 research project examines the potential of raw scientific data: Can detailed measurements of the motions of the North Sea be transformed into something widely accessible, such as textile?
Can you weave with water?
Through their custom Weaver software, they now can weave the motion of water. Their experiments with waves and wool have produced different types of patterned fabrics that mimic, with painstaking precision, specific moments in the life of that body of water. Be it a shaft loom or jacquard, they’ve adapted both software and patterns to each method, producing easily readable —and beautifully tactile— translations. By doing so, the project is growing into a rich collection of textile pieces that form a uniquely timestamped archive of the North Sea.
Kadans 2.0 was developed alongside a team of oceanographers from TU Delft and interactive media firm Studio RNDR and visualisers Studio PMS.