suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
anouk WIPPRECHT : Selfpainting dresses, a project called Pseudomorphs (literally means ‘false form’) – I wanted to Anouk design towards systems that can make subtle transformations in order to let a design recreate itself. The neck-piece works with pneumatic control valves and an pressure and control system that allows the ink to be pumped throughout the design and spreads the ink over a series of absorbing dresses in a uncontrolled matter, making the designs to ‘bleed’ the ink that is given to them.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
aW: The material itself: Ink can be a complex medium, composed out of hundreds of materials like solvents, pigments, dyes and so on.
My aim was to create a system that makes this ink come to life.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
aW: A structure may be covered in fluids that alter the original specimen into a new material, this process is called Pseudomorphing in mineralogy, I was doing a lot of research at that time on this matter. Nature is fascinating 🙂
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
aW: I bumped into this movie of Yann Marussich (Blue remix) he’s sweating blue ink as part of an performance.