Zsanett Szirmay’s interdisciplinary and interactive project Soundweaving transposes visual elements drawn from the motifs of Hungarian folk embroidery into a large-scale installation. In addition to the visual quality of the patterns, the samples also serve as interpretable and playable melodies. The essence of the installation is the sound mapping of traditional cross-stitch patterns known from embroideries transcribed to a music box using a comb and punch cards, this time, punched by the artist herself. These punched cards create the scores of the melodies. The patterns are based on the details of folk embroidery on shirts and cushions from the various regions in the Carpathian Basin, such as Bukovina, Kalotaszeg and Hungary. Embroideries turn into laser-cut fabric in the process of transformation, while the cross-stitch patterns are transformed into melody.
Zsanett SZIRMAY graduated in textile design from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest (MOME) in 2017.
The exhibition can be viewed from 13 February to 13 March, from Tuesday to Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturday, from 10 am to 2 pm.
Visiting the exhibition is free of charge.
(A joint event of the György Cziffra Festival and Hegyvidék Gallery)
Supporters: Prime Minister’s Office, Bethlen Gábor Fund.