Weaving is an original light installation by Cocolab and commissioned by SXSW that tells the story of the ancient myth of the Mexican loom, given to men as a gift from the gods. This contemplative work of art is inspired by the mesmerizing shapes and colors of the textiles produced by mexican artisans.
This light sculpture is mounted as a large “canvas” made out of strings, which are specifically painted with light and sound that follow the narrative of the story, using a complex mapping technique. The artwork playing in loop invites the audience to live an introspective experience through the abstract process of creating a loom that goes from a divine to an earthly world.
Weaving was first showcased at the Austin Convention Center during the 2019 South by Southwest festival as part of its Art Program where it quickly became a must-see piece, reaching more than two million media impressions in the course of one week.