THINGS AROUND ME by Kristin Hensel
University of Art & Design Burg Giebichenstein Halle/Saale
The greek denotation hyle is translated as the word for wood and second as a word for matter. Matter is what things are made off.
We are surrounded by some kind of raw matter, whose quintessence has to be explored. In the beginning things can be vaguely. They start growing and the end is about to sense, but not to forsee.
„Die Dinge um mich bilden ein Muster,das mich unbeweglich umgibt.“Dirk von Lowtzow
The Collection THINGS AROUND ME is based on the contrast of black and white, wood structures and intense green. Classic shapes of masculine strength like smoking, smoking shirt, blazer, blouson, tank top and trousers focus on the essential. The deep contention between shape and function is more important for the label than sex and seduction.
By using a digital – textile – printer, self-created patterns of wood surfaces as well as abstracted black and white themes are generated. Moire tissue similar to woodveins intense the variety of impression.
„In den Adern des Holzes seh ich Gesichter.“
Dirk von Lowtzow
Wood is the material, a natural and neutral surface. The intention of the designer is a direct and objective dispute among things. It is no pleasing collection. This collection is about style und consequence, about objectification and degree of distance. Not agitation, but statement.