Matthew Barry
celestial body, cosmic lover, intergalactic maker

Warped Weft

Photography by the incomparable Jenny Hannah Roche.

Installation by Matthew Barry with Annalise Olson.

Costumes by Matthew Barry.

Performance by Matthew Barry and Annalise Olson.

Warped Weft is a spectral tapestry utilizing strips of holographic, luminescent, and glittering materials that ebb and flow within a organic/geometric structure to create an interlocking galaxy that calls for the nostalgic craft of the past while giving glimpse to the textiles of our future. This tapestry, seemingly growing as foliage upon a tree within the Illuminated Forest of What The Festival, beginning as a bed upon the ground and then blanketing up onto and weaving about a tree, serving as both ground cover and canopy for festival goers to come upon, congregate, and commune.

  Enter Warped Weft, a cosmic love nest installed in the immersive Illuminated Forest at the 2015 What The Festival.

Enter Warped Weft, a cosmic love nest installed in the immersive Illuminated Forest at the 2015 What The Festival.

  It is here that the Starseed Carina landed after their fall from the nebulae.

It is here that the Starseed Carina landed after their fall from the nebulae.

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  Needing to build a structure of their own amidst the foreign organic of Earth, Carina began composing a nest to call home.

Needing to build a structure of their own amidst the foreign organic of Earth, Carina began composing a nest to call home.

  Kismet would merge Carina with forest sprite Vela.    

Kismet would merge Carina with forest sprite Vela.

 

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  Together they would weave their own material stories, into a space that both celebrated and sacrificed for the other,          

Together they would weave their own material stories, into a space that both celebrated and sacrificed for the other, 

 

 

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 compromise to comune. 

compromise to comune. 

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