YING GAO

no(where) now(here)
Fashion designer Ying Gao has fabricated a pair of dresses that writhe around and light up when someone stares at them.”We use an eye-tracking system so the dresses move when a spectator is staring,” Ying Gao told Dezeen. “[The system] can also turn off the lights, then the dresses illuminate.” The gaze-activated dresses are embedded with eye-tracking technology that responds to an observer’s gaze by activating tiny motors to move parts of the dresses in mesmerising patterns.

Jordan Wolfson

요르단 울프슨
ジョーダンウォルフソン

Female Figure

The stare of the animatronic sculpture is so intense, it would put anyone uncomfortable. The mask is probably there as a way to avoid creating a human face using animatronics but it also definitely adds to the creepiness of the overall look. The importance of the gaze is found throughout Wolfson’s work but it finds here a very special interpretation. He gives the ability to gaze to two different entities, a stripper and a robot, who are by definition never supposed to look up. The visitor is no longer in control of the situation, creating the awkwardness that is at the core of the work.

MANUEL ARCHAIN

square portraits
Manuel Archain was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1983. He stareted his studies when he was 5, sculpture, drawing and painting at his mother’s studio, the artist Silvina Viaggio. At the age of 13 he adds to his drawing studies a comic background, studying with Carlos Pedrazzini. At the same time he starts his work as a photographer in a practical way, working with different professionals. From here he evolves in his art achieving a personal style. At age of 17 he started to work on commercials, movies and video clips in the art department and as a photographer. Has been assistant photographer of Peter Rad, Blinkk, Samuel Bayer, Tony Kaye and Marc Trautmann. Since 2004 he works as a professional photographer for advertising and cinema.

REINOUD OUDSHOORN

Reinoud Oudshoorn gebruikt perspectief, afkomstig uit de illusionaire taal van de schilderkunst en gebruikt die in zijn beelden. Op die manier wil hij een brug slaan tussen de ruimtelijke illusie van het platte vlak en de concrete realiteit van het driedimensionale beeld Oudshoorn’s beelden ontstaan vanuit het staren en kijken naar een wit vlak, dat geleidelijk in een ruimte verandert. Daaruit komen tekeningen voort. De keuze voor een materiaal hangt samen met de gekozen tekening en met de technische mogelijkheden: ijzer verwijst naar grafiet, hout is interessant vanwege de lijnen van de nerf, matglas geeft diepte. Een schilderij is hem teveel een illusie en een driedimensionaal beeld teveel realiteit.

AMBER ISABEL

Dutch photographer Amber Isabel has such a creative imagination that all you could do is stare with awe at her portfolio. Her mixed media photography showcases her true talents and hypnotizes you as you strain your eyebrows, attempting to understand her pictures. Be it either the dark shadow figures or the white dotted veils that cover the faces of these melancholic characters, each picture tells a story filled with emotion. If Amber Isabel is able to convey strong messages through these pictures, one could only wonder what the rest of her portfolio holds.

CAJSA VON ZEIPEL

MESSY MINORS
Cajsa von Zeipel arbetar i ett storskaligt format och med tydliga referenser till såväl mode som renässansens mästare. Hon modellerar fram sina överdimensionerade skulpturer i frigolit och den slutgiltiga formen täcks med ett lager av gips.

CAJSA VON ZEIPEL

Cajsa von Zeipel arbetar i ett storskaligt format och med tydliga referenser till såväl mode som renässansens mästare. Hon modellerar fram sina överdimensionerade skulpturer i frigolit och den slutgiltiga formen täcks med ett lager av gips.

Nirma Madhoo

Future Body

A stiff cyborg, fixed with a glazed and expressionless stare, dips her fingers into an alien-like amniotic fluid. Gravity shifts as droplets reverse upwards, forming a pulsing headpiece that encases her smooth, almost porcelain skull. ‘Future Body’, a new film by Nirma Madhoo, uses CGI and animated 3D modelling to explore technological embodiment, enacting it in a character that transgresses expected gender roles in a newly mechanised system of digital-infused aesthetics.
Set in the clinical, segmented interiors of a simulated hyper-real space, Madhoo’s cyborg is found dressed for battle, in pieces forming exoskeletons, a spinal scorpion’s tail and mantis-like shoes, designed by Iris van Herpen. A collision between her human and technological self is physicalised as she undergoes mitosis, splitting into two and performing a combative dance with her duplicate.
Currently showing in Melbourne in an exhibition titled ‘Fashion Performance: Materiality, Meaning, Media’, alongside work from Hussein Chalayan, BOUDICCA and POSTmatter collaborator Bart Hess, it offers a glimpse into the collapse of gender, species and machine into one another, in turn reimagining the future for fashion design and communication.

CAJSA VON ZEIPEL

Cajsa von Zeipel arbetar i ett storskaligt format och med tydliga referenser till såväl mode som renässansens mästare. Hon modellerar fram sina överdimensionerade skulpturer i frigolit och den slutgiltiga formen täcks med ett lager av gips.

CAJSA VON ZEIPEL

Seconds in ecstasy
Cajsa von Zeipel arbetar i ett storskaligt format och med tydliga referenser till såväl mode som renässansens mästare. Hon modellerar fram sina överdimensionerade skulpturer i frigolit och den slutgiltiga formen täcks med ett lager av gips.

FRANCOISE GAMMA

the creation of medieval mysticism

A digital body collide and explode in urge to become visible. A being whose skin absorbed hallucinations of a last psychedelic trip, stare at you with strange eyes, and participate in a singular, indescribable, yet attractive event…
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CAJSA VON ZEIPEL

Constitutional. Congressional. Containerboard.
Cajsa von Zeipel arbetar i ett storskaligt format och med tydliga referenser till såväl mode som renässansens mästare. Hon modellerar fram sina överdimensionerade skulpturer i frigolit och den slutgiltiga formen täcks med ett lager av gips.