This exhibit is hyped, and for good reasons. The array of fashion masterpieces on display is quality and quantity, leaves the mind swimming with fashion exuberance and radiant patterns turning trippy and running amok in the imagination.
I've uploaded several images, mostly of details and close ups, as the whole outfits are best experienced "in the flesh".
On display in London until August 2014.
Link to official exhibition site here.
Exhibit at the Science Museum - London:
"Signs, Symbols, Secrets: An illustrated guide to alchemy"
For further information please go to the museum's newsletter article.
Pretty awesome place been a visitor since childhood, nuff said.
Currently showing 'Code Breaker' Alan Turing's life and legacy exhibit.
Alexander Brodsky, an avant garde Russian Architect, transformed two interior spaces via light and darkness.
Effective spaces... but rather small.
Weren't in a completely serious mood that day, with a casual cat bed joke here and there. But then again is avant garde architecture meant to be taken seriously?
If you visit be aware of the man watching you in the dark room. It can be quite a shock, when out of the darkness comes a voice 'are those photos for personal use?' yikes!
The introductory sequence of the film 'Melancholia' (Lars von Trier).
Visual - Absolutely stunning, a symbolic abstract of the film's content, the character significance eventually understood. This becomes the melancholic point of reference for the viewer as the rest of the film tells the story of the character's personal distress.
Musical - 'The significance of the Wagnerian soundtrack from Tristan und Isolde, if death and love collide, we must hang on to our capacity for love until it transforms the power of death.' - Dr Stefan Bolea
‘Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist and designer who explores sound, interaction and electronics through his thought-provoking designs and ‘sound interjections’.
Today, products such as iPods have sleek, impenetrable skins and nano-components too small for the human hand to fix. It is difficult for consumers to understand the sheer complexity of the workings behind the exterior so these objects are devalued by becoming throwaway items when they malfunction. In response to this, Yuri has created a collection of working objects that attempt to demystify electronics and give the user a better understanding of how things work.
Through the process of assembly, the user gains an understanding and appreciation of the building blocks of more complex technologies.’
“It really comes down to understanding how things work, how things are, to be able to manipulate the system.
If you have the knowledge it means you can question what people say. A very important thing that young designers need to appreciate is that unless you understand the process and the system, you can’t interpret the system in your own language”.
– Sam Hecht in a discussion with Yuri on systems behind the exterior.
Extracts from Designers in Residence 2012
I thought I would quote P3i’s values, just because there is too much pessimism, and link them to you and their inspiring optimism. Their vision of a better future and their work towards it, putting ideas into practice or as they say ‘taking design fiction into design fact’.
‘Putting human needs first through solution based design for a cogno-enviro-socio-techno integrated world.’
‘Out of the very abundance of new opportunities, applications and knowledge created from our industrial society, have emerged more sophisticated individuals who place a higher value on self expression, personalisation, experience, participation and influence, preferring autonomy and diversity rather than hierarchy, authority and conformity.’
‘In this new socio-enviro-techno integrated world, human needs come first. Economies revolve around the important realities of food, housing and healthcare.’
'Swarovski at the Design Museum presents a collection of unique interpretations of how memory could be perceived in a digital world. Each designer or design collective uses a different approach to examine the changing nature of our relationship with objects, environments and time, where crystal is, once again, the focal element in each commission.'