ANIMAL: The Other Side of Evolution (fiberglass, polyester resin) Winner of MA Design Award, University of Arts London, 2012 and the Accessories Collection of the Year at ITS (International Talent Support) 2012 in Trieste, Italy.
The goal was to fabricate a collection of 8 pieces of personal adornment that would not be specifically categorised as jewellery or accessories. The idea was to step out of the traditional jewellery/accessories context in order to develop a ‘new breed’ of precious objects that can be exhibited both separately on their own and fully attached to the human body. All of the objects were handcrafted creating multi-part master molds, using gelcoat, fiberglass, resin and silicone rubber.
The project is grounded in a unique visual interpretation of animal anatomy, building upon existing skeleton structures to create a series of sculptural pieces that appear as natural properties of the human body, suggesting strength, power and sensuality. Concepts of mutation and evolution are explored in order to develop a contemporary cross-image of human and animal, an atemporal, supreme creature, beyond past and future. . The pieces perform a double function: they exist as fashion objects attached to the wearer, as well as separate art works, exhibited in gallery spaces. Because of this dual quality they can be considered fashion artefacts in the true sense: objects of desire, rather than just mere adornments.
photographs by Fernando Lessa
model : Anna Tatton
hair and make up : Sarah Frasca
Ana Rajevic is an award-winning fashion artist, based in London, working at the intersections of sculpture and fashion design. Specialised in synthetic polymers, metal and leather.
‘‘Simulated Tortures”, photo Installation by Ewa Doroszenko.
”Even the most repressed woman has a secret life, with secret thoughts and secret feelings which are lush and wild, that is, natural. Even the most captured woman guards the place of the wildish self, for she knows intuitively that someday there will be a loophole, an aperture, a chance, and she will hightail it to escape.” Clarissa Pinkola Estés “Women Who Run with the Wolves”
The installation titled “Simulated Tortures” comprises photographs of my body in the embryonic position and several common office tools – a stapler, a pair of scissors, a punch, etc. Photo series are all self-portraits, photographed by myself: a one-man process. My works constitute elemental transfers – modifying the body as object – combining it with other stylistic elements (thread, pins etc.) to create a three-dimensional object with a large visual impact. The work you see therefore is not a photo portrait, but an installation with form and texture.”
“Frontera” reflects on the dramatic scale of drug trafficking in Mexican society. The artist has used basic but very striking elements to create the works in “Frontera“, and despite their minimalist style, they reveal great emotional depth and tragedy. The works go beyond the specific context that gave rise to them, with a universal value that explores our mechanisms of denial and the taboos still surrounding death and violence in contemporary society. The Museion exhibition features walls where executions took place, that the artist took down in Mexico and rebuilt in Bolzano—Muro Baleado (Culiacán), 2009, and Muro Ciudad Juárez, 2010—along with the works Plancha, 2010 and Cubo, 2010, a minimalist cube weighing a ton made out of iron from reinforced concrete taken from demolished buildings. The Bolzano exhibition will also be the first opportunity to see the filmed action Camiseta, created specially for “Frontera” and shot in the cities of Juarez, Kassel and Bolzano.
Image to be projected until it vanishes
Boris Tellegen aka Deltainc was born in 1968, in the Netherlands.
He became one of the pioneers of the European graffiti movement, in 1984, when he made his tag DELTA for the first time. His work shows the hallmark of his time at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Technical University Delft, from where he graduated with a degree in Industrial Design Engineering in 1994.
The first DELTA tag appeared on the streets in 1984: through the years this Netherlands based artist has developed a complex and unique style that resembles isometric plans and plays with ideas of architecture and high tech futuristic vehicles. Boris introduced an alien and idiosyncratic aesthetic into graffiti art that escapes the common logo-like word IDs. He influenced writers all over the world for decades with his 3D letter style.
Ofra Lapid was born 1982, Tel Aviv.
lives and works in Tel Aviv-Jaffa.