Stille Netzwerke, 2020
Digitaldruck auf Acrylglas
1950mm x 1200mm
The proposed installation honours a forgotten world of failed female stars: enchanting beauties that have almost been part of the Hollywood and Italian star system but never achieved fame. This is done by the floral design, selected materials and used patterns. Flowers are perceived as soft and delicate, the semi-transparent textile used is reminiscent of historical dresses for the woman, and finally the pattern used was designed by William Morris, the father of the arts and crafts movement. Even so, William Morris was male, he presents with the way he thought, our modern society. Without William Morris, the world would be a few facets poorer, it would never have given whole styles. Morris, co-founder of the socialist movement of England, was much at the same time; among others artists, writers, designers, architects and entrepreneurs - above all, he understood how to combine art and social and political ideas with life. The art and craft movement was also one of the first art movements that blurred the boundaries between art and craft, and enabled a greater involvement of female practitioners through this revision of the traditional art hierarchy. Hence its seems to be logical, to use patterns printed on textile to represent and honour women.
The visitor has the opportunity to stroll through the installation, the installation creates a new dress for the visitor, in which portraits and pictures of women can be seen. Gravity transforms the fabric into a floral pattern. The semi-transparent fabric, wrapped in a circular floral pattern, seduces the visitor to enter the installation and become clothed. A synergy is created, like the actress with the dress. The physical constraints of the fabric communicates still today the individual’s wealth and conspicuous consumption. However, the idea is, that the Seduction Pavilion uses the same fabric for all enchanted beauties to dress them equally. It is about the talent and not the social constraints; the talent communicates to the visitor.
The individual fabrics are printed with the respective pattern
and then cut using CNC technology. The resulting
fabric panels (possibly Elasthan) are selectively attached
to the ceiling with ropes. By their own gravity they get in
shape. The installation on the ceiling is done by hooks and
weights in the textile. The fabric panels are thus only occasionally
stapled, which visually emphasizes the elasticity
of the material Elasthan, and has the positive aspect that
the fabric pieces can be disassembled.