2007 / 2010
The project Tinder
Touch is inspired on the way a Tinder fungi grows; a frayed underground
network, almost invisible but very strong. It may become noticeable when fruiting. This way of
growing gave me the idea to make a work that infiltrates in peoples lives. I write a letter and ask for a wasted do favourite piece of cloth. I sew an exact copy of the cloth in a pencil grey fabric. The fabric was developed during the research period, I silk screen-printed hundred meters of textile with minuscule small glass pearls forming
pattern; a network.
By copying the personal cloths I create a collection of uniform grey cloths, with very diverse forms. A new group grows;
to be recognized via its reflection at night and with flashlight.
Details installation, video still and worktable
Tinder Touch locations :
Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania, 2009
De Veemvloer, Amsterdam, 2008
De Cacaofabriek, Helmond, 2008
De Overslag, Eindhoven, 2007
(Part of Dutch Design Week)
De Verschijning, Tilburg, 2007
Supported by : Fonds BKVB, 3M and Textileworkshop Rietveld Academie.