Concept Development, Project Management, Merchandizing, Installation, Photography, Copy Writing : Jessa Carter
CLOSED CIRCUIT : CONCEPT SHOP AT LOVECITYLOVE
A shoppable installation of Seattle made objects & goods. featuring Lucien Pellegrin, Rachel Ravitch, Aleksandra Pollner, &c, Meghan Shimek, Oddinary, Ladies & Gentlemen, Faris, Mia Fioravanti, Kimberly Baker, April Pride, Lu, Gender by Ole Severson, Bridget O'Brien Smith, Lauren Klenow, Wyatt Orr, Tea Project, Amateurs Studios and curated products from Cairo, Prism & Daughter of Wands.
This temporary installation stems from past and present observation of flow in the digital age and the directions it has propelled us in. On the one end it has propelled us towards quick fabrication, automatic responses, endless distraction, the branded self, a sea of appropriation. The counterpoint is a propulsion towards craft, mindfulness, focus, collectivity, a longing for authenticity and new application of technology.
By definition a CLOSED CIRCUIT is an uninterrupted path of flow. The birth of the internet and connective technology has spawned a new landscape of creation. The designers in our shop and designers all over the world are cross pollinating in a multitude of ways as a result of this new landscape. Their personal influences morph and expand, incorporating shared ideas but are translated through a unique filter of individually nuanced understanding. This collection of pieces consider common threads and divergence all at once.
As devices become near extensions of our bodies, important paths are cut off, severed or severely impeded. Spiritual, intuitive, focused, and patient paths are often stifled.
Can you take the time to step into the sand box to get what you want?
Can you be bothered to affect the pattern and then restore it?
Can you pause to reflect on the future and observe that once vital technology has and will always at some point be denounced to ornamentation and decorative nostalgia?
How will an authentic and fabricated life work towards something new instead of clashing against one another?
The infiniteness of universal flow unrecognized will flow regardless. Man-made technology unconsidered will short circuit.