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Collaboration with Elke Foltz. Photography: Arnaud Ele. Model: Julie Burkardt.

Bewerbungstraining is a cathartic duo of scarves.
The necessity for every creative to represent oneself often brings questionments about one’s own legitimacy and creativy. As they were struggling to etablish their practice, Elke & Lou stepped right into those problems, casting doubt on their work and ability to live from them. They decided to loosen up from this strict gruelling reflection in some way.

The degradations, pixelations and glitches, which appear in the scarves, echoe the uncertainty and doubts accompagning every attempt of an objective self-representation. The colored and black scarves mirror each other as positive and negative reflections; one saying the full potential, the other reducing it to its destructured struggling core.

Development of visuals for scarves. Printed on polyester in a very limited quantity.

Spontaneous collection of scarves intended to be a first trial before the development of a series. Experimentation with formatsĀ and unpredictable pleats, while having the challenge of printing on textile in mind.

Films and scans of various light elements became the starting point of an exploration of digital material. Working on the outcome by adding textures, depth or stretching the pixels allowed me to interact with the materialĀ and shape the visuals.

Elaboration of a polyvalent and challenging editorial object.

As part of my Master’s thesis, I explored madness as a way to suggest alternatives & new perspectives by the use of little slides and gaps. The intention was to wake up the readers and disrupt their expectations.

Stories are usually interpreted visually, but one can question the legitimacy of these representations. Indeed images reveal what the text wants to keep quiet. This tension between said and what remains interpreted led me to imagine a way of inserting images in a book while keeping them outside at the same time.

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Attempt to slide factual images, such as photography, into expressive and enigmatic images, in order to foster imagination.

As part of my Master’s thesis, I explored madness as a way to suggest alternatives & new perspectives by the use of little slides and gaps. The intention was to wake up the viewers and disrupt their expectations.

Attempt to switch the our viewpoint from factual to interpretation. The very personal and singular memories of one family on static paper appear distant for an external viewer, but becomes, through manipulation and mistreatment, a shared reminiscence. These ghost images turn into evocations that everybody can interpret, relating to strangers’ stories or echoing their own memories.