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Lea Joergensen

MA work

Interim

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.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Fashion Womenswear, 2019

  • 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.

  • Degrees

  • BA Fashion, Scandinavian Academy of Fashion and Design, Copenhagen, 2017
  • Experience

  • Store manager, Stine Goya, Copenhagen, 2014–16; Intern, Maja Brix, Copenhagen, 2016