Textiles have something inherently paradoxical about them: they surround us everywhere and yet have become foreign to us. Purchased in abundance, people have lost all feeling for their fundamental dimensions: the materials, techniques and production processes remain unknown to many of us.
“Disbanded” seeks to provoke the viewer to ponder these fundamental dimensions of textiles. In a series of deconstructions, layers are removed, threads exposed and microscopically small fragments are over-dimensionally blown up. By this means, the deconstructed items of ‘clothing’ steer us visually back to the origin of the word “textile” from the Latin “texere” – to weave, braid, assemble, build. The items are presented in the context of fast fashion: http://saanfrancisca.com/disbanded/