With ‘Rek’ (stretch in Dutch) I explored 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 thread 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, maybe even in the form of a dress less fashion.
Special thanks to Nikki Ververda, Sofie van der Sman, Leroy Sankes, Majda Vidakovic, Marjet Seyferth, Frank Kolkman and Merel Burghouwt