FASHION TIME !!! A Labzone where the art isn't made to go on to THE WALL but in and on and around YOUR BODY -------> and MORE !
LEt'S StaRT a fAShIoN bRAnd ToGeTHEr !!!
Fashion fashion fashion, what is it even? Is it don’t believe the hype or is it high-aesthetics, is it in or is it out, is it stretchy is it straight, is it ever worth the WAIT?? And the fashion system: is there a reason, when everything is directly out of season?
One thing we do know is that fashion can be ANYTHING and fashion can be EVERYWHERE and NO-WHERE at the same time. Fashion is ELITIST, fashion is ASPIRATIONAL, fashion is wannahave and wannabe, but we all know that you don’t need to be an expert to jump on the fashionista train, or actually, that we are all fashion experts !
Maybe calling what we will do in this project FASHION is just an incentive to be hyper-creeaaative and inspired to make things, beautiful things, serious things, funny things, fast things, laborious things, crafty things, trashy things, wearable things, impossible things, things we need, things we dream, things we dont want to go onto a gallery wall but that we want to carry on our bodies !
Fashion that is furniture, fashion that is food, fashion for friends, fashion that is chunky, fashion that is funky, fashion that is superfluous, fashion that goes deep, fashion that connects us, fashion that’s too small, fashion that’s for no one, and a fashion that’s for ‘all’.
In this time where some artists are sponsored and dressed by huge fashion brand friends and buddies (think art projects and artists sponsored by Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, etc.) where excessive garments represent a network of insiders and outsiders, in a time where trends are developed so close to you and are so quickly digested, working class is fetishised, what kind of garments are relevant to us? Could we set up a fashion brand; what and how does it mean to be trend-setting; do we actually really want to have followers and hype or do we want to really find the ‘underground’, is any of that even possible or necessary when all we want is to express ourselves! What is fair trade, what about ecological, what material to use, who is behind the making, do we mass produce, or do we go craft, do we keep it real or do we go fake?
‘Fashion’ here is very much a placeholder for many things.
How do we organise ourselves, who do we want to meet, artists, commercial people, anything - what is a brander, what is a defile, how can we have fun with this and push it further and beyond the boundaries of what we imagine is fashion framework?
I very much look forward to questioning what such a structure can be and what it represents. In this Labzone I want to make a lot of things, actual tangible material things, with all techniques possible that we can invent, and think about an art that represents us and puts the focus on fun.
Planned Labzone schedule:
Thursday 28.10 : 17-20h Introduction / meeting / planning talk This is the first session of Marlie Mul's Labzone project "FASHION TIME !!" - Exceptionally held on a Thursday evening ! It will be 2-3 hours of introduction and talking about how to set up this project all together, what we will do and how we want to structure it, looking at source material and short videos.
Tuesday 9.11 : 10-13h + 14-17h All Day Session
Tuesday 07.12 : 14-17h
Monday 16.12 11-13h Fashion and Spectacle talk by 🎀 Matthew Linde & Eilidh Nuala Duffy 🎀 via Zoom
I am very happy to announce that tomorrow from 11-13h we will have the pleasure to meet via zoom two amazing speakers:
Matthew Linde is an Australian fashion researcher based in New York. He works as an exhibition maker and writer, who has curated many exhibitions on fashion and its complex histories, amongst them “Passageways” at Kunsthalle Bern in 2018, “The Unworked Body” at Ludlow38 in New York, and “Dress Rehearsal” at the 9th Berlin Biennial. He recently completed his PhD from the School of Fashion & Textiles / RMIT University Melbourne.
Eilidh Nuala Duffy is a Scottish writer based in London and creator of the fashion blog BOG. See for example this special issue on DUST or this amazing issue on PREHISTORY (wait a second for the pages to load, the website is virtual reality). She has written articles for I-D Magazine, the independent platform AQNB, The Face Magazine, and Vogue.
The focus on the talk will be fashion and spectacle. There will be a moment to ask questions.
This talk is organised in the context of the Labzone FASHION TIME !!! – but is open to all Work.Master students <3
Please join us tomorrow morning at 11:00 via this Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/94714817153
Tuesday 17.12 : 12-17h - FOR THOSE THAT FOLLOW MARIE-LAURE'S SEMINAR, COME FIND US WHEN YOU ARE DONE: WE WILL BE OUT AND ABOUT FINDING MATERIALS AT EMMAUS, TISSUETHEQUE AND THE MERCERIE !
Tuesday 09.02 : 14-17h PRODUCTION DAYS !!
Tuesday 08.03 : ZOOM WITH SUPERMALA LISBON
Tuesday 15.03 : 10-13h + 14-17h All Day PRODUCTION SESSION
Tuesday 12.04 : 14-17h ALL DAY LABZONE FASHION TIME - LAST DAY PRODUCTION BEFORE EXPO !
25.05 - 01.05 : LISBON TRIP AND EXHIBITION AT SUPER MALA