zaterdag 2 juni 2012

“RITUAL” by Ulrik Martin Larsen

Shrit: Ritual
by Ulrik Martin Larsen & Stefan Friedli
1. Please introduce yourself to our readers. (Who are you, where do you come from and what is your field of specialization?) 
My name is Ulrik Martin Larsen, I´m based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
I have a MA degree in Fashion Design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, School of Design, where I graduated in 2008. Currently I am doing a PhD in Fashion at The Swedish School of Textiles.

2. Can you tell us a little about the vision for your project? 
This year I will be presenting a series of photographs done in collaboration with graphic designer Stefan Friedli. It´s the third year I´m exhibiting at FASHIONCLASH and I have previously shown movies and garments in the exhibition. FASHIONCLASH is such an open and encouraging platform and a great opportunity for showcasing different aspects of my work and collaborations.

Choreographed Garment by Ulrik Martin Larsen
Videography by Dimitris Vulalas 
(shown at FASHIONCLASH 2011)

3. If you were to describe your work in 3 words which ones would you choose? 
Interdisciplinary, experimental and conceptual.

4. Why did you choose the name “RITUAL” for your series?
The series is entitled “RITUAL” because it highlights an act undertaken by the vast majority of people on a regular or everyday basis.
This mundane task is elevated to sculptural shapes. The series emphasizes the choreography of undressing or getting dressed, focusing on how the garment embodies the movements, exemplifying a physical presence of the artifact itself.

5. What made you choose fashion design as a profession? What fascinates you about it? 
I chose fashion design because it is a field that consciously or unconsciously touches and influences all aspects of life. Fashion is encompassing so many fields and expressions.

Choreographed Garment by Ulrik Martin Larsen, 
Videography by Dimitris Vulalas (shown at FASHIONCLASH 2011)

 6. What inspires you or where do you go to clear your mind and find inspiration? 
 Ideas and concept are highly influential in my work.

Accessory Garment by Ulrik Martin Larsen
- Photo by Team Peter Stigter
shown at FASHIONCLASH Maastricht 2010

 7. How do you personally define “fashion clash” or “a clash with fashion” for yourself? 
 The word ‘clash’ indicates some sort of meeting or contrast between worlds, an encounter and exchange which is what FASHIONCLASH represents to me.

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