CARPET PAGES PROJECTS

CARPET PAGES V: CODE

QR/AR

CARPET PAGES V: CODE

Private View and Live Show dates:

Summer 2022

 

Zeros and ones

And wool once it’s spun

Sitting pretty on warp and weft

In a carpet we find

Real and virtual aligned

Yet separate, the two ways are cleft

From country to city

This art by committee

Spans a great distance vast

AR works in the world 

In the rug lie unfurled

The internet gets you there fast

Real and virtual swapping

And binary-craft hopping

On and offline states in a flow

Tangible art

A digital chart

Of QR codes all in a row

Carpet Pages

The Carpet Pages cycle is a project series presented by artist and curator Vaishali Prazmari. The dazzling title pages of both Islamic and Medieval European manuscript books were called Carpet Pages in reference to their intricate rug-like patterns. These exquisitely detailed and highly ornamented and illuminated surfaces were covered in arabesques and geometric patterns and often included the use of gold and jewel-like, precious pigments. As book pages are sequential, so future projects will build on this 5th chapter. Carpets are visual feasts for the eye and this 5th iteration in the Carpet Pages cycle promises the same. The curator's love of carpets also reflects the wider goal of this project sequence which is to bring together diverse ideas into a whole; to unite disparate elements into a unified pattern, which is one of the goals of rug-making itself.