“growth series” artwork by PIIT
‘growth series’ is an experimental work by PIIT
Korean artist PIIT (Pure Interest In Things) strongly believes that ‘every ordinary thing has a hidden power‘. It focuses, in particular, on the possibility of a common material developing and expanding into new forms and functions.
To test this vision, PIIT created “Growth Series”, an experimental program art project featuring knitted pieces taking over what appears to be a construction site. Each piece is ‘an organic result of the soft properties and successive bundles of backup forms commonly used on construction sites, growing by filling their own empty spaces,’ he explains.
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how ordinary materials can expand in unexpected ways
‘Growth Series’ is inherently experimental because ‘it is difficult to wait for the results of further attempts‘, continues PIIT (see more here). The artist began using thick cords of fabric to replicate the basic shape of a concrete cone or pillar, but soon noticed how these replicas could be enlarged in different ways, just like a single stem of living cells.
“It can be transformed into an element that has texture and volume, it can be a structure that supports space, it can grow like a parasite, it can replace the function of furniture or it can replace social regulations. (in this series, traffic cones). It shows us how to connect relationships such as space-space, object-person and object-clone, as a transfer of functions,’ reflects PIIT.