The thread pavilion was created as apart of Nike’s Flyknit collective. The group commissioned six artists, to create artwork based on Nike’s new Flyknit technology. The work produced was on display for a period of six weeks at the Nike’s Bowery Stadium.

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Her work focuses on the intersection of art, architecture, design and science. This is evident in the scale at which her work represents, working fro the molecular level to building structures.

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For her work she starts by gathering data from the Nike fuel band, which are a group of New York workers. This information is then analyzed and mapped in order to create a visual structure, through the process of weaving threads into cylindrical segments. These segments are then stitched together forming the pavilion. Two types of threads are used in the construction process, one being solar active and the other reflective photo luminescent.

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Within the pavilion, the lighting system changes color every five minutes representing various times of day. The color transition starts from white then to green, then blue and finishing with an orange color.

By Shanaire Blythe

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