NIXI KILLICK

source: modelmayhem

Nixi Killick is an artist born creative currently living and working in Melbourne, Australia.Presently a fourth year graduate student at RMIT University studying Fashion and Costume and working as a photo shoot stylist Nixi avoids boundaries and genres, seeking to negotiate a contemporary platform for expression and interface within the critical discourses of visual culture. Integrating a background in circus costume, performance and the arts Nixi embraces creative escapism and indulgence in the bizarre in her efforts to illustrate the volatility orbiting reality. Embracing a tacit creative domain as an avenue for articulating a form of maverick hyper-culture she aims to preclude any set constitutes of fashion or art, focusing only on creation.
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source: soyacomau

Artist born ‘imagineer’, Nixi Killick, uses fashion as an open dialogue for distilling visions of potential in the unfamiliar. Considering the articulation of recontextualized materials and machinery, moving forward with techno-optimism and an ethos of hybrid practice, Nixi says ‘ if it’s not in the future it doesn’t exist.’

Progressive magnetism between the present and radically expansive possible futures, collaborative cognition with technology to extend imagination and construct new adjacent universes of creative pastiche both practical and psychological. Leveraging technology in the cultivation of empowered articulation within creative expression. The Future-tive Nature collection is concerned with material compilations. Looking at intimate junctions between technology and artisanal based practices to create intricately layered surfaces. The collection is an exercise in Imagineering, exploring a collaboration between man and machine. Recontextualizing materials and machinery to consider the articulation of technology in fashion, using alternate manufacturing trajectories to connect ideas to a sense to disruptive wonder. Fashion as a language for futurist discussions, to engage and challenge ideas around potential fabrications and their possible future scenarios. Methodologies focus on the material dexterity of alternate possibles, overlapping and intersecting intended material uses. The collection integrates technologies like laser cutting, vacuum forming and 3d printing, networking low-tech and hi-tech experiments into layered body interfaces. Coexisting materials such as plastics, glass and lighting systems outside their established hierarchies. The Future-tive nature collection exists as a suite of superlative structures, exploring three dimensional visual alternatives. The collection references the relational properties between skin, muscle and bone as a metaphor for the interactions between garment layers. Represented through three radial mandala designs this juxtaposition creates a textural conversation reminiscent of natural intricacies. Materials created leverage technology to expand on the hand, through integration of techniques like latex infused fabric, digital prints, electroluminescent interfaces, vacuum forming, laser cutting and 3D prototyping technology. Examining the dynamics of textural depth and body perimeter the collection holds an ethos of techno-optimism and hybrid practice. The Future-tive nature collection is considering positive deviations at the juncture of calculated technology and artisanal imagination, leaving the future as the only certainty.