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Obstruction- A performance art/fashion/technology project, developed as a cooperation between fashion designer Maartje Dijkstra (NL) and performa… Read More
Obstruction- A performance art/fashion/technology project, developed as a cooperation between fashion designer Maartje Dijkstra (NL) and performance artist Po Ting Lee (Taiwan) A dress that obstructs you to dance in the light by sticks that come out of the dress. Read Less
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A cooperation between fashion designer Maartje Dijkstra and Po ting Lee, a performance artist from Taiwan. Po Ting Lee about this project- Due to a congenital disease,I need blood transfusions to live. About 80% of my blood is not made by myself. I can’t balance my physiological functioning by myself. So I must receive blood transfusions regularly. I need to refresh my red blood regularly; but I will also be damaged during the transfusions. But this is the only way that I can live. I am observing our living environment through my body. We are living in a time of media and technology, every day, there are big changes in technology. Cell phones becomes smart phones, which we need to scan QR codes. Technology changes faster & faster,and we are forced to renew ourselves. People think that the new techno in a time of media and technology, every day, there are big changes in technology. Cell phones becomes smart phones, which we need to scan QR codes. Technology changes faster & faster,and we are forced to renew ourselves. People think that the new technology must be better than the old, but we can’t use new softwares without new systems, We are giving up the way we used to live,while we are forced to choose between ever fewer options; There are two sides to one coin. Maartje Dijkstra about this project- For the performance outfit -Obstruction- she designed a sculptural dress from white and grey snake print leather and is sculptured together by repeating a developed pattern,using more then a hundred pattern parts..The face piece and the 4 shapes, that stick out of the dress on the arms and hip when dancing in the dark, is made from white reflection glass, normally used for traffic signs.The dress is made into two layers.The inside outfit has got all the motors and all the other technical stuff attached, the outside is like the skin that coffers and hides all the technical details, something she always likes to create, so it is not so much recognizable as a fashion/tech outfit.Imagination, electronic music, progressiveness and individuality are a big source of inspiration for her.She always designs spherical, sculptural high fashion pieces because of her interest in 3d shapes and also because in fashion everything is possible.