ISSN: 23979704
First published in 2010
2 issues per volume
Volume 7 Issue 2
Cover Date: December 2017
White Cart Loom
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Authors:  Vicky Isley And  Paul Smith 
DOI: 10.1386/vcr.7.2.147_1

Keywords
paisley pattern,diversity,natural systems,freshwater pearl mussel,jacquard loom,Ernst Haeckel,art,interdisciplinary

Abstract
British artists Vicky Isley and Paul Smith (collectively known as boredomresearch) were commissioned in 2016 by the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) to produce a new digital artwork with the aim of supporting Paisley’s bid to be City of Culture 2021. The commission was co-funded by UWS and Renfrewshire Council, Scotland. The resulting artwork titled White Cart Loom weaves a narrative combining Paisley’s rich industrial past with current scientific and ecological work, fighting to save a rare organism from extinction.
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