Select a SchoolSchool of Design
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Select a StudentLea Joergensen
I initiated an explicitly voyeuristic exercise: documenting people completing mundane activities, in the liminal spaces of our collective everyday experience.
I capture them during their free time. On their commute. On buses, trains and platforms – which spaces are preserved for us to do nothing in – time is allowed to wash over us. We can but sit – read, listen or watch – and wait, together.
My attention is focused upon the ubiquitous, mundane, restrictive suit. Its simple appearance, so omnipresent as to be taken for granted, disguises a complex construction, and layers of symbolism.
Observing the body within the suit, I extrapolate upon softer moments – when its wearer is in motion, shifting, slouching or docile.
This process allows me to aestheticise the mundanities of the everyday.
School of Design
MA Fashion Womenswear
My practice is inspired by capturing people during their free time – often in spaces that are preserved for us to do nothing in – where we can only sit, read, listen or watch – and wait, together.
I'm very inspired by the work of artists such as Olga Chernysheva and Dea Trier Mørch. Their work beautifully aestheticises our ordinary existence.
- BA Fashion, Scandinavian Academy of Fashion and Design, Copenhagen, 2017
- Store manager, Stine Goya, Copenhagen, 2014–16; Intern, Maja Brix, Copenhagen, 2016