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Map to the Future

Kettle, AM (2015) Map to the Future. [Artefact]

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Abstract

A monumental artwork, commissioned by Lloyd’s Register, London and installed at the Global Technology Centre in Southampton. A Map to the Future is 8x3 metre embroidery which utilises analogue and digital stitch processes. The work was responded the narrative imagery that symbolizes Lloyd’s Register as shipping classification society and with significant relocation outside London with global technology driven research. The work was created on an architectural scale and fabricated on site as a public research-in-action project. It is sited in the new building designed by Grimshaw architects, known for their modernist style. Thus the relationship of materiality, colour and spatial narrative was explored through the intervention of decorative textile substrate, functioning simultaneously as an acoustic soft surface. Opened by HRH Princess Anne Map to the Future visualized of technological and ethical expertise of Lloyd’s Register

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