Chicks on Speed haben ihre Finger in allen künstlerischen Bereichen und Mode ist dabei nichts Neues. Jetzt präsentieren die Electroclasherinnen neue Hutcreationen nach Entwürfen von Hildegard von Bingen. Hier der Originaltext:
Chicks on Speed present two new hats, made in collaboration with designer Christophe Coppens and Hangar.org, based on illuminated drawings of Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th-century Christian mystic who received visions, composed ethereal airs, performed healing and even founded convents. These hats transmit the utterances of their wearers by way of microphones and speakers: the contemporary beatified woman can amass her own power tools, it seems.
Photo: Wolf Dieter-Grabner, Model Nadine Jessen
Madelon Vriesendorp has a foot in both the art and architectural camps, which she bridges with her series of paintings of anthropomorphised buildings lying spent in bed. Vriesendorp's installations, comprising cardboard constructions and found objects, seem to fuse the rarefied metaphysical potential of Giorgio de Chirico with the unlimited facture of the popular imagination. She has collected postcards and objects over the years that have now amassed into a kind of 'super-painting' or 'Archival Tablescape', as architect Charles Jenks describes these vistas. It presents a new world in miniature, ordered by way of very personal classification criteria.
Pelican Avenue was founded by Antwerp-based fashion designer Carolin Lerch. Her clothing, while distinctly wearable, evokes an anachronistic sense of decadence where time, craft and plenitude signal a stand against streamlining. For 'Skyscraper' Lerch has made a wall hanging from printed fabric that, while suggesting computer-generated imagery, seems to describe a plan for the fantastical realm of an enchanted forest or a lost city.