AGINCOURT I and II (2017)

AGINCOURT I and II (2017)
Still Image
Angela Eames
AGINCOURT I and II is a bipartite work. AGINCOURT I and II stem from serial works made using the knitted membrane wherein a singular knitted mesh straddles the substrate - in this case paper. Renderable line assembled in computing space is located so that no part of that line makes contact with any other. A modelled object comprising sequentially interconnected loops is texture-mapped with photographic organically-derived information. A single virtual light source targets the knit-front-face percolating light through to the purl-back-face. A twice-rendered, modular, fundamentally planar object, which in its essence references front and back, light and dark, growth and decay, entropy or extropy. The knitted swatch of AGINCOURT I and AGINCOURT II is simultaneously a knitted and a purled field of rusty metal. The modelled membrane, is viewed independently from the front and from the back when finalised in the physical world. Two oppositional views of the same object, lit only from one side, providing two related but different renders. Both sides of the same coin so to speak - unity and difference. Here virtual thread or drawn metallic line enters the frame intertwines through regular positional repetition within the knitting zone and then finally leaves the frame. These line drawings reflect upon on a time well-past, protective clothing invented out of necessity when engaged in arm to arm combat - chainmail. Early chainmail was made by riveting rings of metal together and this knitted swatch alludes to that rather peculiar fabric. Looking backwards rather than forwards, these are Brexit pieces!