TEXTILE FORENSICS

 

Free Yourself

Kiko

 

My name is Kiko. I am an ethical model, consciously working with ethical and sustainable brands who are making the world a better place. https://kiko.book.fr/ I support fashion that’s kind to our planet, people and animals. And I believe even a model can be a voice for positive change. I‘ve also founded an ethical model agency called Ethical Models to connect sustainable brands with models who share their values so that they can work together and make a bigger impact!

Regarding my art, I have some words to say - I picked up a colourful scarf and I am planning to use it to free and be myself. In life, there are many expectations from society or your family but at the end of the day, you have to choose to be yourself and do what makes you happy. I also feel like the scarf came from someone who prioritizes her sense of self. It is time to break free from expectations and free yourself.

'The first true storyteller is, and will continue to be, the teller of fairy tales. ... always the art of repeating stories, and this art is lost when the stories are no longer retained' Walter Benjamin

From 21 to 22 February, eight performers spent 24 hours digging through a textonic landscape of 45 m³ of old clothes from planetary dwellers.

Their own bodies were wrapped and deformed by new and old, used or even still labelled pieces, whose value was already decaying in the hours of the creation & production process under the hands of the sewers. The prospectors infiltrated dunes of down jackets, excavated pits and penetrated the penetrating the innermost of materiality. No safe footing was possible. From the pile of clothes, they gazed out on the discarded landscape of Anthropozaen.
What stories and thoughts did they uncover? What can be explored, read and told of the discarded clothing that is contemporary civilisational history.

On 27 February, we invited chroniclers and word-finders to write down their thoughts on the textonic landscape of the BHROX bauhaus reuse as poems, essays, novellas or notes. We publish the texts in loose series.

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