V & A Museum
random international: swarm study/iii at the V&A
Random International: Swarm Study/iii at the V Museum in London. Image courtesy of the V images. Consists of four cubic forms suspended from the ceiling...a camera placed next to the piece tracks visitor movement, causing the lights of the installation to flicker, brighten, and dim in response. designboom Website
These odd, ancient socks are the earliest knitted items in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection and quite possibly the oldest socks in the world. Made in 300-499 AD, these Egyptian socks were excavated in the burial grounds of ancient Oxyrhynchus, a Greek colony on the Nile in central Egypt at the end of the 19th century. They have a divided toe and are designed to be worn with sandals.