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Join us 9/24-9/27 as we are exhibited in London as a part of London Design Festival curated by Matter of Stuff.
Fashion designer Iris van Herpen is known for her innovative approach to fashion and use of technology. For every collection Iris van Herpen designs, science plays an important role is her design process. Magnetic fields, 3D printing, and water are some of the materials she uses. She explores movement in relation the human body, having her garments change shape both while being worn and at rest. For her 3D printed transparent spike dress, she collaborated with architect Niccolo Casas, where there objective was to make a dress that embodied complexity and movement, and reacted to the body’s movement.
For her Spring/Summer 2015 collection she was inspired by magnetic fields. To make a her accessories she manipulated metal infused materials with magnets, making each piece appear slightly different.
The Crystallization dress was a collaboration between film director, Nick Knight and Daphne Guinness during a live broadcast. Daphne Guinness was captured being splashed with black and clear water using high speed cameras. Iris then used this footage to create the water dress.
Sarah Oppenheimer creates installations that make the viewer question the physical space. She obscures and transforms ordinary rooms into spaces that manipulate the viewer’s perception of the physical space. She cuts angled holes in the walls to abstract the corners, making them seem like they could open like an accordion while waking through them. Visitors have even reported cases of vertigo. Although it is possible to walk through the holes, it still requires you to be very aware of your movements.
The lighting in the room plays an important role in contributing to the overall feeling. Oppenheimer adjusts the lighting according to what the predicted temperature of light in each room will be, and adjusts the illumination so that the solid painted white walls contain various tints. From a distance, the corners almost appear as abstract flat surfaces.
Jorinde Voigt’s drawings are an amalgam of thoughts, musical scores, forms, and words. Her works explores sound, movement, time, form, perception, and science, and translates it into something visual. She says, “My work is like music, you can enjoy it without being able to read the score.”
In 9 Times Philosphy, her second solo exhibition, she exhibited a series of drawings based on literary texts, including Wassily Kandinsky’s exchange of letters with Arnold Schonberg, Haikus by various Japanese poets, amongst many other writings. Voigt then uses a coded from of writing to transforms these texts into visual compositions. Although her process is very complex, the overall appearance of her drawings is ordered, yet still chaotic and unexpected.