A student at the Royal College of Art, Merel Karhoff, brings attention to the free energy source all around us in her final RCA show. Karhoffs installation makes wind energy visible by attaching paper windmills to unlikely surfaces – trees, architectural columns, and even the human body, via her pinwheel brooches.
The highlight of her show, a wind-powered knitting machine, churns out a tube of knitted fabric when the wind blows. Karhoof harvests and fashions products from the knitted fabric created by the antique sock knitting machine.
There’s a lovely video of the machine here.