Homo laborans, 2017
Extract of Master Thesis
Paper published by Global Fashion Conference 2018
The Homo laborans is a speculative prototype of a garment worker genetically adapted to the major health-issues in the CMT-process. The final installation aims to provoke a deeper reflection on the notion of human dignity and the shared responsibility to defend the cause of fair labour. If we take a Darwinian approach to tackle the problems fast fashion confronts us with, and adapt humans to inhumane conditions of production as opposed to the other way around - will we have found our solution? How far are we as a society prepared to go to uphold our appearances?
What Is Our Water?
Extract from MA Thesis
Curation by Isabela B. Gygax mentored by Ligaya Salazar, Director of Fashion Space Gallery, London
Link to video
The exhibition "What is Our Water" is a collaborative experiment investigating different notions of dignity surrounding garments, fashion and consumption, as a means to visualise the human condition we are living in - What, as humans and as a society, do we actually display? Is our 'appearingness' nothing more than a mere consumption-performance?
Speculative Gender, 2017
Prototyping Challenge, LCF, with Dian-Jen Lin
Mary got pregnant from hearing - The iconographic of this event depicts the Virgin Mary with her ear shown, as she listens to the announcement of Gabriel the Archangel. The power of words is key to spread religious messages – also on gender roles.
What if our gender wasn’t relevant to how we procreate, what if we could actually become pregnant from words? How would hatred look like? How would a love poem manifest on our bodies? We took the poems of the 1 Corinthians 13, the song of love, and imagined bodies conceive from its lyrics.
Speculative Luxury, 2017
Prototyping Challenge, LCF, with Katie Covacco
What is more precious than live itself? We imagined living handbags that would combine the internet’s love for cats with the lust for cruelty when it comes to luxury: fur, exotic leather, rare and expensive cats – luxury often involves questionable practices, and eccentric needs.
We created a series of social media content showing starlets like Paris Hilton or street style icons as well as run way creations showing off their newest status symbols: living cat-hand bags. The bags come with a complete service for cleaning and feeding and will last approximately for 3 years.