Weft, created by the Australian artist Meagan Streader, is an installation combining sculpture, light, craft and science fiction. This multidisciplinairy artist describes it’s shape as: ‘An elongated vortex of electricity and light.’ An extraordinary process led to this exciting work, for Weft was made by applying time-honored traditional weaving methods. Streader: ‘Through these techniques I explore space by means of lines and I investigate the interface between science fiction, futuristic worlds and organically woven forms.’ In the meantime Streader uses the work also to look for the meaning of a concept like temptation and to point out the more hidden sides of Amsterdam – the reason why the installation was deliberately placed in an alley. Weft plays with these concepts and questions them. ‘To me it’s an exciting work in which organic froms and futurism start up a conversation.’
For her work, the Australian interdisciplinary artist Meagan Streader commutes between Melbourne and Brisbane. She creates site-specific works that enter into a dialogue with the existing architecture. By repeating images, shapes and fabrics, Streader creates interplays of form and structure. Through the creation of installations, sculptures, and light and sound art, she researches natural and futuristic landscapes.