Hyper Hyper

Ed Ruscha Busted Glass, 2007

The most poetic and beautiful work, recently rediscovered in a book shelf in New York. Fruit juice stains on moiré evolved into transparent fractures drawn on grainy paper. Fragile and painstaking.


Exquisite Corpse II

1. John Chamberlain Hawk Flies Again, 2010
2. Tom Burr Worn Out, 2005
3. Loewe Spring/Summer 2015
4. Ellery Spring/Summer 2015

Conceptual art giving birth to cardboard fashion. Ready for take-away and self-assemblage. Throwing stuff onto mannequins, throwing fabric onto the customer who becomes the costumer. Carambolage as collage is the material fashion dreams are made of.


Exquisite Corpse

1. Bruce Nauman Prayer Wheel, 1986
2. Anna Gaskell Anagram, 2003
3. Acne Spring/Summer 2015
4. Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2015

An associative drawing in an associative culture. Copy has been replaced by collage. What is begun by one is to be continued by another. Body parts as vegetable as luxury goods as commodity products. And again printed on body parts.


Double Feature V

A 'False Encyclopaedia' double feature with Iris & Daniel, discussing:
Sacai Spring/Summer 2015

Military fatigues infected by flower power, or the other way around. Before, they got married. Soldier and bride. Then they clashed. War and resistance. Then they dismantled. Grunge. Now they’re melted together, on the same body.

Everything was not really a skirt, or a shirt, or a dress, or a jacket. Lace annoying the shoulders and hems of an army jacket. Cargo pockets interrupting flounce. Plisé exploding from underneath aprons. Flat olive drab fronts ballooned in the back like a skydiving motorcyclist. We want to pick this apart and wear it with jeans. Maybe bell bottoms. Not nostalgically though, this collection wouldn’t let you be anywhere but now.

For some reason, those clothes reminded me of Rosemarie Trockel. Maybe just for the sound of the name. But also because of the sensuality for materials, her ceremaic and textile works. And then there was also some Kafka maybe. Because of the fur. Maybe.

1. Sacai Spring/Summer 2015
2. Flower Power, 1967
3. Parachuting Dog, WWII
4. Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2003
5. Nobuyoshi Araki Erotos, 1993
6. Prada Fall/Winter 2007
7. Rosemarie Trockel A Cosmos, 2013
8. Sacai Spring/Summer 2015


Double Feature IV

A 'False Encyclopaedia' double feature with Matthew Attard Navarro, discussing:
Dior Spring/Summer 2015

Dior - Madame/Mrs/Ms. Dior all in one. No better time to be in Paris and this season really proves this. The LVMH family finally realised that the buyers of tomorrow must be wowed over today - and this Dior collection is exactly that, a pleasing collection for the previous generation of Dior owners, and a search for the new. After this season closes there'll be no surprises as to why Tait won that designer award. Is it all a bit too much?

What starts as blank minimalism with space age references, twists and turns via the baroque (Marie Antoinette robes) towards Tirolean folklore (floral embroidery) and handicraft tradition (knitted heels with woven-in contrast threads). A post-Disney, postmodernist fairytale.

1. Dior Spring/Summer 2015
2. Giovanni Michelotti Matra Laser, 1971
3. Clement Chabernaud Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2007
4. Unknown
5. Jeff Koons Bound Of Flowers, 1991
6. Sigourney Weaver Alien, 1979
7. Fantaghirò Still, 1991-1996
8. Dior Spring/Summer 2015