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The Modular Human Installation

The Weather Diaries are now also exhibited in Boraas, Sweden, at the Textilmuseet / Textile Fashion Center commencing from the 21th of October to the 4th of March, 2018.


As curators of the 3rd Nordic Fashion Biennale, artist duo Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer explore the roots of Nordic fashion and take an unusual approach to the topic by telling its story visually. Over the past two years, Cooper and Gorfer have travelled throughout Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands to stage and photograph the work of 12 remarkable fashion talents. The resulting body of work is showcased in The Weather Diaries exhibition and a book of the same name, released by Gestalten in celebration of the biennale.


The Weather Diaries exhibition is a prolific collaboration between some of the most gifted designers of the West Nordic Islands and Cooper & Gorfer. It is unique in its symbiosis of installation and narrative photographic imagery, taking you deep into the ingenuity of these three island nations where common is the hug of isolation. Aesthetic and metaphorical, it deflects the conventional rhetoric of fashion. Instead of seasonal trends, it explores the inspiration of creative minds, probes links to cultural identity, and scrutinizes the impact of the inescapable physicality of nature and weather.


The outcome of this creative collaboration is an alluring exhibition and book. BARBARA I GONGINI is proud to exhibit her creations in a one of a kind installation alongside a large-scale photographic art works by Cooper & Gorfer. 


The Modular Human Installation

The modular human is a conceptual 3D showpiece trio, rooted in an extraneous bone-structure anatomy, hand-crafted in-house, from a previously owned industrial carpet. Up-cycled, re-cycled and now re-used, we instigate new life from the disregarded, the deteriorated and the dismissed. These unique tangible creations have been composed out of geometrically shaped by hand cut outs, utilizing every inch of the waste towards zero waste. Manipulating structure. Escalating from a status in quo to reversal, deriving at aesthetic allurement from perceived modesty. Everlasting. The modular human is multi-faceted and dynamic. Its spirit breathes within the creations and its inter-related relationship, is now everlasting, until re-constructed, once again. Life simply modulates.


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ImageAdam Katz Sinding