Sometimes it’s not art what inspires our lives but passionate families, couples, friends, and even colleagues or people we meet around the corner.
This audiovisual portrays the temporary textile art installation I made today at Baltan Laboratories with some handmade women’s garments by my dear grandmother and mother, by artist Christie van der Haak, by texture and textile designer Carolyn Raff and art historian Rosa Aray H.. All of them part of my film project (Life Is A) Cultural Thread.
As a social designer in residence at the laboratories, my study focuses on alternative sustainable consumerism as the reuse of textiles and fabrics in fashion. What inspired my installation was the iconic duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude artworks noted for wrapping up from objects to buildings, as for Christo’s large-scale environmental installations. The data collected during my residency, specially that on how the textile circularity works including the thermomechanical processing, will also be part of an exhibition when the program concludes.
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