Wednesday 25 October 2023

Polly in wonderland


AI now consistently challenges and confuses me, I often love what is created, many projects by Polly make me gasp with joy, some projects could only be realised in virtual reality but some such as this could be made real using make up and printed algae fabrics for the skin. 
What are your thoughts on AI?

Monday 23 October 2023

Club Dell’ Uncinetto


Crochet dance costumes by Club Dell’ Uncinetto an amateur group of women formed during the pandemic, the colours are inspired by Scandinavian colours and traditions. 

"Born as a studio intervention within the Milk Teeth exhibition at the Nitja Senter for samtidskunst “Come Neve” I wanted to translate a personal idea of well-being into dance.
The starting image is a snow falling outside the window when you are a child. The feeling of comfort that comes from the sense of protection and warmth inside, combined with the magic of contemplating the whiteness outside.
Before beginning the work on the bodies in movement, I identified the expressive quality of the creation in the costumes, involving a group of women in the project who gathered in a "Crochet Club" during the pandemic. This ancient art served as an opportunity not only for collaboration, comfort and connection for these women, but also as an opportunity for renaissance after a moment of deep darkness.
Perfectly embodying my sense of well-being. In this uncovering, comforting and confront each other.
I am very fascinated by this art that transforms a thread into a dress, if guided by the right hands.
It is said that crochet was born from the ability and imagination of a woman who, fascinated by the beauty and perfection of the snowflakes, decided to reproduce their wonder with a simple hooked needle and a cotton thread.
So do the dancers, craftsmen themselves; with their bodies and movement give life to something new, creative and original as a snowflake. Something unique and unrepeatable in its spontaneity.
Interweaving these elements and these suggestions, I wants the spectator to be invaded with a sudden snowfall of bodies in movement, causing time to pause in a state of serene contemplation. The idea is to compose as a crochet work: an intricate yet sophisticated plot, a conscious weaving that generates new forms. - Colours are inspired by Scandinavian flags:  and are the three primary colours plus white"  Bolognino Choreographer

Friday 20 October 2023

Vanessa German


Vanessa German is an artist, sculptor, performer exploring wholeness and identity in these sculptures where the figures are engulfed and swathed in textiles packages of joy, grief, anger  . . . 

Here i am:
- my soul is completely inside every moment that i am.

- i make things because this is how i am alive.

- i make prayer because prayer is how i am closest to the truest language of my soul in my body.

- i am growing into.towards.i infinite becoming.

- i have fun being human.

- being human hurts.

- i am we.

- i =love =you=love.

- i make things here and it is not always just me asking for, or doing this.sometimes it is more than me.

- i am located everywhere.

- i am having a conscious experience of non-duality.this means that i kin feel more than myself as a body or singular set of experiences.i kin feel myself alive inside of you.and the trees.and the grass and the sky. This feeling often is the feeling of being suspend in a miracle.

- awe and wonder are nearly constant experiences for my being.

- i kin feel you, too.i kin feel how the day shakes and shapes itself within you.i kin see, often, a sphere of loving around every human being.this sphere of loving is within and beyond your human identity. I kin often feel your ancestral love, your ancestral karmic line, your familial love— within your human family— and wounds to this line. People are surrounded by and within so much more actively loving then they are accessing on a daily basis. To experience this intentionally, as many of you know, one must simply: ask.
All of these things and more ARE my practice.sometimes this practice brings forward physical objects that we will call, ‘Art work’, as seen in this image. Vanessa German

Below: Angry Rapper

Thursday 19 October 2023

Holly Searle I


Holly Searle, aka the subversive stitcher's work is just perfect, stitching her frustration and disgust at the current status quo into fantastic contemporary comentry and art. 

Wednesday 4 October 2023

Lucia Chain

 Lucia Chain's 'Lo Incompleto' collection has a beautiful Japanese aesthetic with aproned culottes and a simple white and indigo palette. Lucia Chain is an italo-argentinian fashion brand based in Piemonte, Italy. Committed to the environment, since 2017, their plant based designs are made by hand in their little studio with raw local fabrics and organic dyes, and zero waste patterns, a-gender fits and slow production make their biodegradable clothing stand the test of time.