A Captive Audience

Hungry Beast does Zara
June 7, 2011, 12:06 pm
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Left to Be Found
August 9, 2010, 10:07 am
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Just as I am beginning the first of my graffiti dresses, I happened upon this gorgeous little project, Left to be Found.  The website describes the project thus:

“Left to Be Found is an exploration into little magic interactions of finding and gifting garments within an urban environment.  The project aims to encourage altruism through the process of giving; and to strengthen the connections between ourselves, the objects surrounding us and others.  The objective of this project is to address the throw-away culture problem in a non-preaching, playful way.

“For this, garments are left in public spaces within urban environments to be found by passers-by.

“The garments made for the project are designed to uncover with time little magic bits, thus enabling a deeper relationship between garment and wearer, one of discovery and surprise.  These range from a little trim of colour hidden inside a French seam which unveils after prolonged wear and tear, to a detachable garment nested within the original found garment, ready to be left behind to continue the process of gifting.”

Trent Jansen – 3D Stencil Art
June 30, 2010, 2:03 am
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I’ve been thinking about graffiti as an alternative form of fashion distribution, and wondering about whether clothes can be left somewhere in order to get them to their wearer while bypassing conventional commercial means of doing this.  It is for this reason that Trent Jansen’s lamp appeals as it takes graffiti into a three dimensional realm.  The link below is a little interview:

Trent Jansen – 3D Stencil Art | COFA Online Gateway.

The lamp was exhibited at the 2010 State of Design Festival. Below are my photos of the rows of lamps as they stood at the end of the week.

3D Stencil Project

Your average two-dimensional stencil artist goes out on the street with a cardboard stencil and a can of spray paint. With the 3D Stencil, Trent Jansen goes to the street with a small mould and a can of ecologically inert expansion foam. The mould is attached to a wall and filled with expansion foam. Once the foam has cured the mould is removed, leaving a small form on the wall.

The first form used for the 3D Stencil has been a small half lampshade. A battery with LED’s is placed inside the shade, providing a small light source in some of the city’s darkest corners.

Installation of the project will take place during the day, viewing is after dark.

In 2009, the 3D Stencil was a finalist in the London Design Museum – Designs of the Year Competition – www.designmuseum.org.

Presented by Trent Jansen Studio

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