Six framed drawings, ink on paper, from left to right: the mirror, the tulips, the birdie, the flames, the little soldiers, the turtle doves. 51×67 cm each, 2022
The importance of weaving in the historical development of technological advancement is the starting point for the sound piece included in the exhibition by composer and musician Seamus Cater, developed in collaboration with the artist and responding to the individual tapestries of Tableaux VI-VII, La composition. The one hour (looped) sound installation and the series of six drawings are exhibited together.
The loom can be considered as the first computer, as it allows its user to control a sequence of operations, an essential mechanism for developing computing hardware. Following this logic, the composer arranged a quote by the British mathematician Ada Lovelace about the ‘Analytical Engine’, an early computational device which she helped develop together with Charles Babbage, into a song.
Further connecting the thematic threads of weaving, coding, and musical notation, Benjocki’s hand-drawn grids with ink on paper, flanking different ornaments on view in the same space. From left to right: the mirror, the tulips, the birdie, the flames, the little soldiers, the turtle doves.