Threads is a kinetic responsive sculpture. The installation dwells with the mnemonic dimension  of the written word and puts under the magnifying glass the acts of reading and writing in an intricate play of sensorial relations.Drop-spindles suspended in mid-air hold threads made out of hand-written paper, a transcription of a century-old correspondence.

When touched, they produce sounds  modulated on movement, that combine to create a mesmerizing environment. At a desk one is invited to reconsider the act of writing, by the use of an inkless pen and sonified paper. Threads reveals memory as a blueprint of sensation and suggests that its capturing is volatile and ephemeral.

Phi Center – Montreal, May 2014
Currents New Media Festival – Santa Fe 2015


Dora and Avi Morrow Fellowship, Excellent Achievement in Visual Arts
Canada Council for the Arts, New Media Production Grant
Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, Travelling Grant
Synthesis Center, School of Arts, Media + Engineering, Arizona State University

Oana Suteu Khintirian
collaboration with Navid Navab
assisted by Nina Bouchard

Project done in residency at the Topological Media Lab and Matra Lab, Concordia University, Montreal

Thank you:

Pk Langshaw, Alison Loader, Sha Xin Wei