Hook-ness: a collaborative exhibition featuring the work of seven Vancouver-based designers who explore the complexities of ‘hook’. Each designer questions the conventions and assumptions of hooks – offering an array of new findings, interpretations and narratives.
Looking for hooks, I mostly found nails in my apartment. Some were supporting kitchen tools, others organizing the space above my desk, and even more nails were hiding under coats and picture frames. They were always in groups. This project explores if hooks are naturally social, and need the same support networks we receive from our family, friends and co-workers, or even the occasional kindness of strangers.
Modifications on the nails provide subtle cues for intentional joining and arrangement. These groupings allow nails to explore new functions such as a forming a loop or a shelf, or just keeping each other company. This project asks questions about the way hooks relate to each other and what possibilities emerge if they were able to interact with one another.