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ĀTORCOPPE

ĀTORCOPPE

SR447

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Two single skeins of spider silk gently knotted into a knitted 250cm skarf -
to protect the hearts of an empire.

 

wait. 
I wait. 
my prey 
and the bait.

 

~

Knitted on a Brother KH 830 and sewn by and by Hand-held Needle. 
We held down a spider, strapped its legs to a board, and reeled out its silk, for our silk spun hoard.

 

Our knit originates from the silk gland of a spider, carefully placed in the milk duct of a goat.  The single filament is reeled out of the goat millimetres at a time to produce the most difficult to obtain fibre in the world. Having secured 2 skeins of the silk, each many thousands of metres long, we spent 4 days unravelling it to prepare for knitting.  A further week was spent gently coaxing two filaments into the knotted web of these garments...  And then another week convincing it to become the emperor's new clothing.

Weight for weight, silk is stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar.

 

Dimensions of ŌMNI 137mm x 46 mm x 115 mm

WEIGHT 500gm

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  • Usage & Care

    Burn one stick at a time, placed on top, just like in the picture.

    Clean after use with warm soapy water and steel wool

    If build up of incence resin occurs it will inhibit the burning

  • Shipping and Production

    ŌMNI is produced in Germany, and shipped directly from the workshop it is made in, by courier.

  • Exchanges

    We want you to choose carefully and make sure this is something you want.

    Consider the environmental costs before changing your mind.

THIS EDITION

PHOTOGRAPHY - MARINÓ THORLACIUS

TRANSITION OBJECT
FOR BURN AFFECTED LISTENING

ŌMNI was designed originally for the Isamu Noguchi Museum and FOLIE à PLUSIEURS in 2020.

The Listening Object is a quartz sand 3D printed platform, made in Germany, for placing and burning incense sticks.

The temporality of incense teaches us of the contradictory nature of presence - To be aware that you are here, while being aware that you are not there… Or somewhere else.

During the short period of burning, the listener is aware of the moments between lighting, listening, and extinguishing, while at the same time being transported to the place of memories or creative imagination.

Here, and not here. Permanent and permeable. Like the drifting and dissipating smoke.

Incense is a ritualized, short moment in time, for transition, for grounding, or for cognitive travel.

Like a meditation, creating the space to be present is a counterintuitive activity. Be present and let go. Despite this contradiction, the activity heightens the awareness of presence in which ever direction you find yourself facing.

ŌMNI quartz sand platform is a monument for burn affected listening, a memory device, a presence touchstone… and sometimes a memorial to a heightened and unseeable future.