Lynn van der Vleuten
Plaster, rubber elastic and bubble wrap
Plaster, rubber elastic and bubble wrap shows the investigation of three materials through performance based partially controlled experiments.
Each body of work evolves from an arrangement of one or two materials within their immediate surroundings. They connect with the features of the site and activate the architectural space.
This process led way of working with materials shows their natural behaviour. The experiments are happening for just a few seconds or are ongoing until the material is exhausted and breaks down.
The change over time creates different experiences for the viewer. Some will see the action, while others arrive to a mark. A drawing that shows evidence, evidence that keeps the event alive.
During these explorations a sense of understanding towards the materials arose, which I then translated into Casted air. This static piece of plaster and flexible silicone captures the tension and relief of bubble wrap and shows its possibilities within material.
School of Design
MA Textiles, 2017
+44 (0)7753 179369
My practice explores materials through performance based actions and controlled experiments. These events are site specific, which inspires the movement that decides the material's behaviour.
The duration of the events varies from one action, to an ongoing movement that exhausts the materials. The actions include pushing, pulling, dropping and exploring all varying interactions with the material. Once the event begins the material possesses the control. This creates a feeling of tension within each body of work.
This tension is captured through moving image and after the event the only physical trace of it is the mark from the material; a material drawing that is the evidence of a happening. It keeps the event alive long after its existence and raises questions about its origin.
This process led approach enables a deeper understanding of materials and informs the translation of the movements into static outcomes.
- BA Fashion and Design, Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI), 2014
- Design assistant, Antoine Peters, Amsterdam, 2014–2015; Design assistant, Mads Dinesen, Berlin, 2012–2013