Incas, Treasures of Peru

Montreal, Canada

The Incas are known for their extraordinary fabrics and designs. To bring the visitor a step closer to their craft of weaving Gagarin developed the Weaving Time installation for the exhibition The Incas, Treasures of Peru.

Weaving Time at the end of the exhibition invites visitors to be creative and immerse themselves in a world of patterns. The visitor can weave lines of patterns to the tapestry that wraps around the space.

Weaving Time consists of a table that fits 10 pattern tiles in a row, a shuttle that slides along it and a tray that holds 80 different pattern tiles to choose from. The projection from above, behind the tile area, shows the most recently woven patterns and continues on the wall where an interactive projection fills the room with the tapestry.

The visitor can select tiles and piece them together in a row. By sliding the shuttle to the other side of the table, this line of patterns is added to the tapestry. Every time a pattern is added, the tapestry throughout the whole room shifts.

Exhibition design by Entro and fabrication by Expozone.

The exhibition is located at the Pointe-à-Callière Archaeology and History Museum in Montreal, Canada.

To bring the visitor a step closer to their craft of weaving and mythology Gagarin developed two installations for the exhibition The Incas, Treasures of Peru.

Photo: Nicolas Gouin

Photo: Nicholas Gouin

Weaving Time consists of a table that fits 10 pattern tiles in a row, a shuttle that slides along it and a tray that holds 80 different pattern tiles to choose from

Photo: Edmund Li

The visitor can weave lines of patterns to the tapestry that wraps around the space.

Photo: Edmund Li