With 'Rek' ('Stretch’-Dutch) I explore the aesthetic possibilities of the human skin through a mixture of image capturing techniques. By manipulating this curious stretchable material with various low budget materials like nylon fishing rope and cello tape I am able to temporarily shape it into surprising textures and shapes. Highlighting not only it’s flexibility and adaptability but also it’s function as our own biological upholstery that aside from it’s protective capabilities could also serve as a medium for aesthetic expression. For instance in the form of a dress less fashion.
Thesis: Lichaam in eigen hand
In my thesis I studied body modifications. By starting from their historical origins through their applications these days and with the promise of emergent technologies I speculated about it’s possible futures.