January 27, 2012

winterSALON/2012: 'Vows' by Romy Tielman (video) / Leonie Smelt (fashion)

VOWS from Romy Tielman on Vimeo.
creation of Leonie Smelt at Ons'Lieve Heer op Solder, on the back the video of Romy Tielman

winterSALON/2012: 'Cotton graffiti junction' & 'Wall-Words' by Fleur Goedendorp - Tassenmuseum Hendrikje

Fleur Goedendorp (b.1982) is a designer who works intuitively throughout her fascination for materials, constructions and patterns. Just by DOING it and looking closely at the features of her self made constructions, she gives shape and function to their constructions. 
An interesting feature of this braided cotton graffiti is that she discribes it as being hollow. She said: 'In my opinion this construction asks for an inside, and therefore a way to be heard and shaped. This is how these “wall-words” came to life.'  

Visit the Tassenmuseum Hendrikje to see Fleur Goedendorp special installation on one of the walls in the museum. Look around every corner to find it, because like the work of other participants in this museum, it is hidden between the permanent collection of bags and purses. 

winterSALON/2012: Filling Street Art by Robin de Vogel

Robin de Vogel, a third year student at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy who has lived in Aruba, is fascinated by the tangible signs of time, particularly those observed in architecture. These 'signs of decay' as she calls it are considered to be a flaw or something ugly. And therefore ignored. Robin de Vogel started repairing the holes and cracks in the city center of Amsterdam with self made pieces of ceramics which she glazed in a decorative manner, highlighting the signs of decay in the architecture by making them into little ornaments. She said: "In my work I try to pose questions about perception. The pieces blend in with the architecture and their presence is subtle, but at the same time they have a delicate decorative quality that grabs the viewers' attention. The project poses questions about aesthetics and underlines the temporal aspect of life". Across the winterSALON/2012 locations, she has repaired a tile, a broken curb, missing cement, or a hole.