In an exciting collaboration with Sedition, Mary Katrantzou has created her first digital artwork. The Greek fashion designer with a background in architecture and a textile design degree from Central Saint Martins is best known for her exceptional print designs that characterize her ready-to-wear collections. She transcribes themes onto fabric that accumulate into a visual play of illusions: objects mirror each other in obscured proportions and create a fascinating and fantastic world of colour and beauty.
For Pound, Katrantzou uses a similar system as when creating her textiles: she chooses an unwearable object - a pound note - and makes it the central theme of her design. She appropriates, changes and plays with it until it generates a completely new form. Pound is a collage of many fragments of English pound notes that are fused into a magical whole that is then animated according to the rules of a kaleidoscope. We watch as the screen before us explodes again and again in new and surprising shapes and forms. The effect is hypnotic, fascinating, and stunningly beautiful all at once.