for Sightless Seeing #4 - Acquisitions
by Sarah van Lamsweerde
2020 - Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam - Gemeentelijke Kunstaankopen
For the exhibtion of proposals for the museums collection titled In The Presence Of Absence, Sarah developed a tour through the works which deal with what is commonly left unseen.
The perfomers Alicia Hoost and Leroy de Böck live with visual impairment. Sarah and I invited Alicia and Leroy to respond with visual output to sensory input such as touch, smell, sound, taste etc.
I transferred personal characteristics of their lines to embroidery as a way to identity one another through a sense other than the eye.
To challenge the idea of being visible, I dyed the clothes in the same blue as the carpet landscape which invites audience to sit rather than experience the exhibition strictly vertically.
The flip-flop/sock ensemble is a constant in the uniforms of the experts in Sarah van Lamsweerdes performative tours, making an appeal for a sense of empathy as well as a science fictional approach to uniform.
Plant and Feather outfits
for The Moving Forest
by Why Not Festival in collaboration with Julidans
2020 - Offsite venue, Amsterdam
Centre of the Moving Forest is Ibelisse in feather collars, holding space for audience dancing in foliage apparel.
The feathers for this urban forest rave I have collected from two Egyptian geese shot in the farmland 10 km north of Amsterdam.
A second collar is made with four years of feathers I have collected in the Netherlands and Belgium.
foto Nick Chesnaye
Marionet Flower Shade Structures
for New Dionysian Festival
by Irina Lavrinovic, Asher Lev, Laura Eva Meuris
2020 - Greenhouse, Belgium
On the hottest hours of the hottest days around the full moon of August I've assembled floral patterned fabrics into modular adjustable shade structures.
Elastic Habitat Bodies
for Elastic Habitat
in collaboration with Helena Dietrich
2018-2019 - several theatres in Belgium and Netherlands; a.o. Kaaitheater Brussels/ Buda Kortrijk/ Brakke Grond Amsterdam
A collection of ten wearable bodies are translations of interviews with people on how they experienced their bodies translated into textile.
Pixel Animal Patchwork
for Ask The Birds
by Mehraneh Atashi
2018 - Palais de Tokyo Paris, Graz Kunstverein and other exhibtions
Skai patchwork animals, finished with velvet and ribbon trimming
Below a selection of collaborations with and assignments for artists, activists, choreographers, theatremakers and more. Apart from stains and holes, my expertise lies in flying carpets, leather catsuits and tents.