20 August 2018 (Monday) – 31 October 2018 (Wednesday)
1:00pm – 8:00pm
The meaning behind our brand name ‘Momentaneous’ is a sparkle of traditional craftsmanship,
combined with modern aesthetics. Our aim is to transform the traditional to contemporary.
Treasuring the nostalgic allure in Chinese knot, Momentaneous brings the traditional craftsmanship into modern times by using colors and other intricate details.
Knots were found before writing was created. Chinese people used knots for fastening, wrapping, hunting, fishing, or solely for decoration. Knots were also used to record events. ‘A big knot represented a big issue while a small knot meant a small matter.’
Chinese knots has over a dozen basic knots and almost all are in symmetrical form. The characteristic is that every knot is made of a single cord and named by its distinctive shape. Nowadays, it has become a kind of elegant and colorful arts distinct from its original practical use.
During Angela’s study on traditional Chinese knotting, she discovered that Chinese knots are no longer trendy nor appealing in the modern era. In order to create contemporary knot shapes, Angela began to experiment and modify traditional knots with a modern approach.
After a lot of trial and practice, Angela is now able to transform the traditional knots into art pieces with colors combined with intricate details.