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The Talking Knots by Zoe Siu

The Talking Knots by Zoe Siu

date

11 July–1 September 2019

time

10:00am–10:00pm

venue

K11 Atrium

Have you ever wondered how history was written before words were invented? Dating back to prehistoric times, Inca record-keepers in the Andean South America encoded a tremendous quantity and variety of data using knotted and dyed strings, which later became the ancient numbers
record-keeping system: Khipu, also known as ‘the talking Inca knots’.
Zoe Siu, a Hong Kong-based millennial knot artist and jewelry designer, considers knot art not only a contemporary handicraft, but also an intellectual heritage that had a profound impact on human civilization. Therefore, she reinterprets the interrelationship between its fashion aesthetics and cultural value. The artist also blends a variety of textile materials and knot patterns into 3 hand-knotted installations: Talking Documentation, Code : Encode and Sitting on The Data. Join us to reveal the myth concealed in ancient knot art.

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