Ending this day with a circus by Maarten Baas at the Van Abbenmuseun. #DDW
#DDW Day 2. Tip! If you start the day at #DAE at 11 o’clock. Start at the end and make your way back. Leaving the first flock of visitors behind you. Bonus: you start with Saemi Choi’s project I’m KorEAn. Like!
Last sneak peek #tfofin: Dazzling Puzzling by Mintdesigns. Must-see in @Boijmans. #fashion #lighting #projection
Preview: The Future of Fashion is Now
Well..almost. The exhibition ‘The Future of Fashion is Now’, opening this Saturday in the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, is currently in the making. But yesterday, during the press preview, it took just the slightest imagination to see that fashion and art lovers have something to look forward to. I was lucky enough to join the informal tour on behalf of Philips Retail Lighting, who has contributed to the lighting of the exhibition.
The Future of Fashion is Now will showcase innovative visions by more than fifty fashion designers from around the world, including established names such as Viktor&Rolf and Hussein Chalayan and emerging talents such as Craig Green and Rejina Pyo. They are all, in their own way, questioning the concept of fashion and redefining the role of clothes in our society. Fashion is no longer put on a pedestal, but is a tool in finding answers for very real and every day questions. Fuelled by for example the constant developments in technology and materials.
To get a head start on what more to expect, visit the website: www.futureoffashion.nl where you can follow six designers who have been commissioned to make new pieces exclusively for the exhibition. They were granted the Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge Award giving them the opportunity to create new work, which are then given on long-term loan to the museum.
(A full-length article will feature in Philips Lighting RetailScene)
The Future of Fashion is Now, October 11 2014 until January 18 2015, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.
Photo’s by Lisa Telussa.
Watching the chief of a marble quarry on Monte Bettolgi in Northwest Italy guide his men and machinery through thick, but rock hard cake layers of marble is mesmerizing. Filmmaker Yuri Ancarani spent nearly a year on filming Il Capo (The Chief) capturing the extraction process of marble, but ended up focusing on ‘the boss man’. It’s easy to understand why, he is seemingly fragile in an endless, dazzling landscape. But he is in full controle.
I love the scene where il Capo is positioned between two monster cranes. It’s like he has them on a leash and by simply using signs and gestures he directs them where the need to go.
The full documentary is part of Artists’ Films International, a touring program of film, video and animation, at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.