Scroll down to see a selection of my recent work.
1/7 Vice Versa
With his range of double-purpose products 'Vice Versa', Kristofers Reidzāns has synthesised clothing archetypes and architectural shapes. His three interior pieces undergo a metamorphosis when draped around the body. A wall tapestry that improves the acoustics in a room becomes an overcoat, a gauzy curtain turns into a loose flowing shirt and a room divider can be a voluminous vest. Sculptural in scale when they function as objects in an interior, yet adaptive to the human body, they illustrate Kristofers' exploration of the cutting edge. Don't hide your clothes in a closet. Put them in the spotlight.
2/7 Altering the Landscape
The shoes that Kristofers Reidzāns has designed are more than just practical footwear. They have been created to become extensions of the body. In Kristofers’ own words: “amplifying the body’s navigation through contemporary urban space”. With his ‘Altering the Landscape’ range, he wants the wearer to consciously perform the act of walking, to take in the feeling of being a moving element within the landscape. Made of complementing synthetic and natural materials, in close collaboration with Latvian craftsmen, the shoe has been reinvented as a platform for a new experience every step of the way.
'300 GRAM SOLE'
Ultra light weight sole for ease of elevation
A vacuumed platform contains memory foam to create a 'breath' as you walk forward
As you walk the spring heel amortises each step creating a light relief
3/7 Ezera Skanas 2017
For two years in a row, Daniela Treija and me were commissioned to create the garments for the main acts of the surrealist music manifestation ‘Ezera Skanas’ (from Latvian “Sounds of The Lake”)
Ezera Skanas is a musical, visual and metaphysical event that starts before the sunrise - 5:00 AM. Events unfold on the stage in the middle of a distant lake. It is momentary in its nature, it resembles a dream. Without formal speeches, without any names and rules it remains a personal and unifying experience. People attend the event in their boats during the middle of the night. There is silence and darkness all around the lake. Then the first objects of light appear. The first sounds begin to play. Performance grows up with the rising light and culminates with the sunrise. Music and visual objects complement the natural landscape and have a stimulating nature, leaving an open space for each ones imagination.
Costumes developed together with Anna Ansone, Aija Ūdentiņa and Līva Reidzāne
As the theme of the event had the guideline of ‘Village of the Sky’ we intended to approach this in a literal sense and define each character of the musician and dancer as someone with a functional role within a context of a village.
4/7 Synthesizing Thermoregulation
During the span of the next 80 years, Earth's average temperature will increase. In result creating extreme weather conditions, asking for border-line adaptability. Hot and cold. Dry and humid.
Through the science of Synthetic biology, a second skin will be developed, that will regulate the temperature of the body, according to its internal temperature and its surrounding environment.
I was interested in what makes a robot, a robot.. Is it its advanced hardware or may it just be a characteristic? If you’d give an electronic appliance a humanly characteristic, would it become/be perceived a robot? If a home security system, which is mostly very dull and utilitarian, would suddenly be able to become mobile, speak and breath, would it be perceived as a robot?
A research into transforming a home security system for the suburban home in the year 2030.
A footwear concept where the recycling of previous shoe models is enabled to create new modules for onward models. The outdated shoe is shredded and cast alongside composites to form a new materiality for the sole, straps and lining
7/7 Outlining Language
All the languages in-together have the same structure, but at the same time, every language is completely different and, even, every individual speaks a different language of his or her own. With this jewellery set of four, the unnoticed movements we make while talking are given a shape.
Hand-made in sterling silver and silk
Following the theories of Linguist/Philosopher Noam Chomsky, I gave shape to what I would call a way of identifying language or in this case, Outlining it.
EXTERNAL IMAGE COPYRIGHTS
Design Academy Eindhoven; Femke Rijerman; Ieva Raudsepa; Kristaps Dzenis; Ezera Skaņas; Jonathan Roditi