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Eric is a queer, inderdisciplinary designer and fiber artist. They are particularly interested in the memory of materials and how textiles can be utilized as record keeping devices. With a deep focus on the making process, Eric creates objects meant to be used, loved, destroyed, and mended.  

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ERIC COUTURE

RVA/BTV


Eric is a queer, inderdisciplinary designer and fiber artist. They are particularly interested in the memory of materials and how textiles can be utilized as record keeping devices. With a deep focus on the making process, Eric creates objects meant to be used, loved, destroyed, and mended.  

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RECORDING INTERFACE FOR PAIR OF WEAVERS

May 2024



Maple, ash, poplar, oak, steel hardware, nylon, pair of weavers, conversation

56” x 60” x 52”
Recording Interface is a tool. It’s a custom built floor loom, designed to allow two weavers to simultaneously weave a piece of cloth together. Stemming from exploration into the record keeping potential of handwoven cloth, the loom aims to allow a piece of cloth to document the interaction of two people. The cloth becomes a physical record of their time spent together.

Envisioned originally as a tool for creating archives of places and communities, the loom made its debut at the VCUArts GDES Capstone Show, OPEN HOUSE in May 2024. Over the course of the show I sat and wove with 26 people to create a collaborative piece of cloth. 

Completed as the capstone project for the completion of my BFA in Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts.

Acknowledgements:
This project could not have happened without the hands of Annie Evelyn, Justin Ricardo Cockrell, Elsie D’Agostino, Mishari Al-Duwaisan, and so so many more.

The loom was designed with heavy reference to the 4-Harness Jack Loom plans outlined in Loom Construction (1978) by Jeri Hjert and Paul Von Rosenstiel

Thank you also to Eileen Morley for letting me bounce this project off you for an entire year, and for sitting with me for a while and weaving while being photographed.

All photos by Lillian Parker unless otherwise noted




© 2024 E. Couture