Hussein Chalayan

フセイン·チャラヤン
ЧАЛАЯН
후세인 샬 라얀
Gravity Fatigue

Fashion designer Hussein Chalayan has created elasticated costumes and sequinned garments for performers in his first self-directed dance production (+ slideshow).The production is split into 18 chapters that each explore themes of identity, displacement and invisibility.

MALIN BÜLOW

Elastic Bonding
Bülow’s performative installations draw attention to the body and in particular the skin. With next to clinical sharpness she seeks to touch upon the relational painspots around our existence. She works together with dancers that become activators and holders of her elastic, sensi-claustrophobic interventions.

Fabrice le Nezet

Elasticity
With an urge to constantly explore the intersection between architecture, fashion, and product design, london-based artist Fabrice le Nezet has created ‘Elasticity.’ the work materializes the idea of tension by making the notion of weight and stretch palpable through the use of four massive and abstract metal structures. These components run perpendicularly across the long edges of rectangular voids in the ceiling. by presenting this normal condition, several of the wires bend to support large prisms of concrete that provide a feeling of force and motion. as they drop down to occupy spaces below, movement is emphasized by their strategic orientation below clerestory windows shining light onto the forms. As observers move around the constructs, a contrast is created between the real properties of the materials and the way they are perceived.

Cod.Act

πTon/2
πTon/2 is a sound installation that intervenes in the continuity of the researches of Cod.Act on mechanical and sound organicity. It results from an experience on the deformation of an elastic form and its incidence on the evolution of a musical work. The object is a flexible ring closed on itself. It is set in motion by torsional engines located inside its body. πTon, by twisting and waving on itself, moves in a very natural and unpredictable way.

JACQUES LESEC & CHRIS MARTIN

INDUSTRIAL CREEPER

On the site we envision a antagonistic dialogue between the seemingly biologic units and its abiotic architectural foundation. The units find a home intertwined amongst the predictable regularity of the steel configuration remeniscent of a deteriorating and outdated technological era whose remnants can be found scattered across downtown Los Angeles. These old industrial artifacts, derived from sheer function, act as an all too familiar platform by which the occupant interacts with this new synthetic ecological system. Throughout the site, we see the units stretched and twisted in an extraodinary demonstration of elasticity. In this way, the building lingers in a constant state of mediation between the past and the future; succombing to the complex configuration of the aggressive industrial creeper.

Vesa-Pekka Rannikko

Canary

Les grimpeurs ne prêtent pas leurs cordes. Ils doivent leur faire confiance, connaître leurs antécédents d’utilisation, leur usure, leur élasticité et leur durabilité. Les différentes couleurs de cordes représentent des usages spécifiques. Accroché à flanc de montagne, c’est un soulagement de savoir quoi ou qui est au bout de quelle corde. Canary est basé sur l’histoire de l’élevage des oiseaux, qui est une métaphore directe du mélange pictural des couleurs. L’obsession de créer l’oiseau rouge au début du XXe siècle est comme l’objectif d’une peinture monochromatique parfaite. Les notions d’amélioration raciale ont des liens avec la discussion contemporaine sur l’éthique de la génétique. J’ai également considéré le lien entre la pureté de la forme moderne et le point de vue idéaliste. Lorsqu’un tableau ou une œuvre de sculpture est réduit à sa surface, il est idéalisé pour n’être que ce que nous y voyons. Le motif visuel d’une œuvre ne sert que de composition.