Photo: Munic Fabric Start 2019
Alissa Rees en Billie van Katwijk felt the need to broaden the common vision of flowers being soft and feminine. The beautiful figurative and non-figurative patterns are created in a cruel way by using intensive hammering on a folded sheet to capture the colour and/or shape of the flowers. This action brings a personal emotion of the hammerer in the shapes. This new way of ‘painting’ the cloth brings unpredicted patterns. The many different flowers and once in a while a vegetable, all have their own brightness, shapes and ephemerality. During the research we found the right flowers and vegetables to have a long stay waterproof coloured cloth. This process can be used as decoration for example napkins, bags, tablecloths or dresses.
SORROW AND HAMMERING
The process of hammering can also be used as a social concept, the many flowers after funerals or cremations can not be taken home, to express the sorrow and to maintain the given flowers, it can be hammered into a white cloth. As a ritual after the ceremony. For the visualization of this concept watch the movie below.
‘Vastgelegde tijd’. Concept movie.
WORKSHOP VIOLENCE OF VIOLET ‘LAST’
‘Last’ a workshop from Violence of the Violet in which our unique pressing technique is being shared. With hammers and flowers!
©by MUNICH FABRIC START 2019