Thursday, 8 October 2009
Soft wax, deceptive surfaces and digital fashion
Yesterday we had a team day out absorbing new exhibitions and being inspired by unusual materials and processes. Absolute favourite of the day (and I think the most inspiring and interactive exhibition I have seen since Psycho Buildings last year) is Anish Kapoor at the Royal Academy - loads of soft, squidgy red wax poured and thrown and dragged across the interior (red wax images from google).
SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution at Somerset House was also really interesting - particularly working for an online fashion company - as it tracks how Nick Knight and his team have explored new ways of creating, showing and interacting with fashion using the internet and digital media.
Also fantastic for materials was Thomas Heatherwick's Extrusions at the Haunch of Venison (round the back of the RA) - creating furniture from single pieces of aluminium that are squeezed through the world's largest extrusion machine. Definitely a bit of a polished and mirrored surface theme going on during the day!