Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
Core I [‘21]

‘It matters what stories tell stories’

Arras is a piece of tapestry that forms the centre of a family ritual of remembering . It is a cultural artefact that through touch, unravels an encoded history that chronicles the prioritization of that particular sense over the ocular that is the norm of modern society although in some cultures, the
other senses have competing prominence. Arras is sided, the same story is told through different trajectories, depending on where the observer places themselves in relation to the drawing.

Prompted by the Carrington event, a speculative future projection in which electricity supply, satellites and more modern methods of communication are compromised, the project poses the question, how then do we observe, record and preserve stories? It looks to the past and in the same vein as the Mosaics at Ostia, the Bayeux tapestry, temporally recounts stories across periods, while upending the traditions of the fixed perspective view.