The textile industry is the most polluting in the world after the oil industry, on average 100-150 liters of water per kilogram are required in the process of coloring textiles. Though textile is created to last a long life cycle, nowadays mass-produced garments are discarded with the same ease as sustenance products due to low prices and the fast changing trendcycle. Polyester textile is a material that is mainly used in the cheap fashion industry, from experiment with the abundance of this waste material a printing technique emerged.
With the use of heat the “soul” of a garment is being transferred onto another absorbing surface. A copy of the garment is being made, which results in an always unique reproduction of a product that originates from mass-production. This technique provides a new function for discarded garments, not re-using the textile itself but the imprint; like a fossil.
Visual Artist from the Netherlands, currently based in Rotterdam. Feel free to contact me for inquiries, collaborations or portfolio firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio address:Zoutziederstraat 18-203026 EL Rotterdam
24h Amsterdam Oost - CBK, Amsterdam26/10/2019 "COOL" CBK, Amsterdam23/10/2019 - 23/11-2019Jubileumexpositie '10' - Museum de Kantfabriek, Horst12/02/2019 - 25/08/2019Let's talk about water - Hall Library TU Delft, Delft19/05/2019 - 28/02/2019Object - Rotterdam08/02/2018 - 10/02/2018CBKamer II - CBK, Amsterdam11/01/2019 - 28/02/2019
2018Opvallers, Design Perron – Dutch Design Week, EindhovenWarehouse of Innovation, V&D – Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
2017Reinventing Textiles – Textiel Museum, TilburgSee Ya Dude, BNO – Dutch Design Week, EindhovenGraduation exhibition – WDKA, Rotterdam
2016Craft & Radiation – Slash Gallery, Rotterdam
2015Paint the wind, using the wind – V2, Rotterdam
Talks & Workshops
Printing with Discarded GarmentsContemporary Textile Studio - 401 Richmond Building, Toronto
MaterialisationWillem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam
Reinventing Textiles 2017 Textiel Museum, Tilburg