NORDÉS participates in Artissima 2022

3 - 6 NOV 2022


"As well as the hand to the shoulders" is a plastic essay related to the body and clothing. The approach to this theme focuses on two fundamental aspects: process and structure, which have to do with dressing and producing. Hence the title, hands make and shoulders support.

This is an inspiration that is not intended to be transferred to the pieces in a literal way, but is present in all of them, both in the techniques and in the shapes and materials chosen.

The dress hides and announces the body and engages the whole being. In a way, the dress is protection, modesty and adornment.

In both dressing and producing there is a notion of order and rhythm and of temporal composition (another way of understanding rhythm). Much of our movements and our bodily thinking are conditioned by our dressing habits.

Fashion and the question of temporality are closely related, since every trend is an affirmation in the present tense that is sustained in part by the negation of the past.

Barthes says that "fashion is a profoundly regular phenomenon, which is not situated at the level of annual variations, but on a historical scale", referring among other things to the cyclical course among formal preferences (widths, lengths, colors, fabrics...). He also says: "The dress - I am not talking about fashion - knows three durations, three rhythms, three histories: the longest time is occupied by the archetypal forms of dress in a given civilization (structures), within this time there are variations of through (situations) and in a third time the micromodes (events)". Today, this hierarchy of times has been altered by a new notion of rhythm: the overproduction of fastfashion and its consequences of excessively accelerated consumption.

The discourse on the codification of clothing, its history and its evolutions can be very extensive. Julia Huete is interested in this introduction to the layers of reading the production and evolution of the image, without the pretension of being literal in terms of time, but starting from understanding fashion from a mechanical perspective in the temporal sense.

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