“Without stories of progress, the world has become a terrifying place. The ruin glares at us with the horror of its abandonment. It’s not easy to know how to make a life, much less avert planetary destruction. Luckily there is still company, human and not human. We can still explore the overgrown verges of our blasted landscapes - the edges of capitalist discipline, scalability, and abandoned resource plantations. We can still catch the scent of the latent commons - and the elusive autumn aroma.”
- Anna Tsing, The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
Exploring the possibities of textile as a medium and weaving as a language, this piece is actually a quote from Anna Tsing‘s book “The Mushroom at the End of the World”.
Using a typography software, I have translated Anna Tsing‘s words into a pattern that mimics lichen. The result has been handwoven into a jacquard fabric using natural wool and cotton. Purposely leaving the edges open and the threads loose, the fragile piece adapts and connects to its environment.

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