Hours and dates
- Oct 27 from 12:00 to 12:40
Clara Daguin was born in France and grew up in the Silicon Valley.
Her artistic practice is an artisanal approach based on the association of manual savoir-faire and technology, mostly through interactive “experiential” pieces crafted using embroidery and electronics. It speaks to the symbiosis of natural and artificial we experience daily, which is simultaneously fascinating and terrifying.
Using fashion as a medium allows the body to play a central role in understanding our evolving relationship to technology. The use of light as material gives substance to invisible energies, pulsations and waves inside of this body and around it. Light evokes the idea of the infinite, what is intangible and esoteric.
The message is neither utopian nor dystopian, simply an exploration of the current state of things. Function follows form as much as form follows function; the circuits are designed in relationship to the graphic nature of the embroidery, and the embroidery is designed based on the technical needs of the circuits. Here the “practically useful” is largely irrelevant. The experience is phenomenological and intention is placed on surprise, emotion, and contemplation.
Clara Daguin is based in Paris, France.
Conferences"Reveal the invisible"
Reveal the invisible examines the work of fashion designer/artist Clara Daguin through several projects, collections and collaborations. The focus is set on the process behind the creation of her illuminated silhouettes and the evolution of her work over the past few years.