Sasha de Koninck
PhD Student
Intermedia Art, Writing and Performance

Sasha de Koninck is a PhD candidate in the Intermedia, Art, Writing, and Performance program. Her work is a presentation of a multisensory experience, through the research and development of smart textile material for the body that is intimate, sensitive, and loud. Clothing reveals the details and subtleties of our personalities and life that can't always be explained in words. As material, the textile in a garment is something that is the closest thing to our skin, our shield, and security.

Her objects respond with screeching sounds and mystifying notations. Her use of textiles incorporates the presence of touch and sound with the interaction of the viewer. The tools used to compose a song are the same as the tools used to create a weaving - notations, grids, zeros, and ones. New sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound. A typical person spends three seconds with an artwork. Using more than sight, she engages the viewer with touch and sound for a longer and memorable experience.

She holds an MFA in fiber and material studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA in fiber, with minors in sound art and creative writing from the Maryland Institute College of Art.