It’s taken me weeks to put pen to paper and write this post. I started blogging in 2008 when I became frustrated and disillusioned with my industry. Feeling increasingly ‘dumbified’, isolated and lost in the ever so consuming nature of fashion. I missed years of research, experience, passion and simply learning for pleasure.
For the past few years I’ve immersed myself in trying reignite the passion which I had lost a few seasons ago. In doing this I’ve been inspired by so many people including Jessica Hische (campaigner of the Don't Work for Free league...as well as letterer extraordinare), who I met (cough cough…embarrassingly stalked at Offset earlier this year)
She’s taught me that it’s OK to be a crazy cat loving creative/artist as well as a total nerd. And about the importance of procrastination…or as she would describe it... Procastiwork
Jessica at Offset Via Creative Review
As it's officially the year of science...and I'm a closet 'geek' (or maybe out of the closet by now) I've spent the past months procastinating listening and learning about science. All kinds of science from physics to biology...if it's too techinical or too hard I'm out...but if it's less complicated and specially if it can be applied creatively, I'm hooked!
So I've learnt this year that you can love art and science...at the same time...and that when they come together it can be magic!
It’s amazing how one thing leads to another, and through her I started following another inspiring creative (slash) techie (slash) ping pong champion Russ Maschmeyer.
Here is a video which they made showcasing his MOTIV User Testing research project and which exemplifies what I mean about art meeting technology
"MOTIV gives digital musicians expressive control by interpreting their physical gestures in real-time"
But do go to his blog to read more about it. It’s fascinating www.strangenative.com/whats-in-a-name/
How technology is giving artists new ways to express themselves is a field I’m really fascinated by. In my ‘fashion world’ it’s people like Hussein Chalayan who are truly innovating through technology in a way that takes fashion beyond industry and more towards science, design and innovation.
When I first read the program for Dublin Dance Festival 2012 I was thrilled to see Klaus Obermaier will be presenting Apparition. A fantastic interview by MICHAEL SEAVER in the Irish times where the relationship between science and dance is discussed. Irish Times
I’ll be posting all this week about the different events happening as part of the festival
Check out their program, there is something for everyone. www.dublindancefestival.com
In the mean time......
Here is a little peak at what Klaus Obermaier does.