Our guest Martijn van Strien tells about how he throughout the years shifted focus within the field of fashion. He started from a technical point of view by mainly developing new materials and textiles. He then dived into the state of fashion, questioning how our clothes are produced, presented and consumed. After this more analytical and contextual phase, he went back to making, researches forms, shapes and silhouettes. All these phases were needed to not only develop a relevant, both conceptual and technical, blueprint for himself as a designer, but also as a facilitator for others. His aim is to develop a new, improved, clean, efficient and inclusive fashion system.
At our exhibitions during Graphic Design Festival 2015 (Breda, NL) and the Dutch Design Week 2015 (Eindhoven, NL) Sacha van den Haak & Felix van Dam showed the Day light, Morning light project.
As the project was about to come to an ending, Sacha and Felix found out their thirst for answers wasn't quenched yet. The idea of One Window #1, only using one silk screen within the process, provided a fertile soil to start our research, but they wanted more. In order to continue our research we decided, in deliberation with Woes, to drop the single silk screen framework, thus making room for our ongoing search to catch sunlight.
The next steps in their exploration will be presented on this website, and physically during Designkwartier 2016 (May 27–29) at ‘New Window + Post Modern’, Gallery Arte Sin Límites, Anna Paulownastraat 71, The Hague
Opening: Thursday April 28th 2016, from 18.00–21.00 (the artist is present)
Location: DAD Gallery, Oranienburgerstraße 32, Heckmann-Höfe, Berlin, Germany
On view until May 16th, 2016 (including Berlin Gallery Weekend).
In our talk with Harm Rensink and Niek Pulles (HEYNIEK) the scope of their collaborations was depicted. In their joint projects two attitudes and energies come together. Next to being an unorthodox visual researcher Niek is also the dynamic antenna, catching the signs of times. The more analytic Harm creates the scenographic context of these diverse elements and triggers. A perfect example of how two opposite powers together transform diversities into a universe that lifts ups participants as well as the public.