Textile wall suggesting a urban vertical garden or forest, combining the texture and patterns of the organic with the colors and materials of the industrial. The wall acts as a unifying thread and backdrop for the exhibition.
Dimensions: 340" x 92"
Material: Hand-knotted fabric. Fire rated UV resistant (in or outdoor installation).
Location: Gallery R'Pure, NYC
Elodie Blanchard Studio created a site specific installation of recycled fabric trees for WantedDesign at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY. The materials used are primarily fabric scraps collected from her own studio, along with leftover fabric and production scraps donated by Araks and HBF Textiles. The installation is to provide inspiration for our community to cultivate new ideas for how to reuse discarded clothing and textile waste.
The trees are now available for purchase at www.elodieblanchard.com/shop
Protecting armors made of rubber bands bought at the 99 cents by the pound.
These costumes were worn on the street during performance.
Blanchard’s project “Noisy Clothes” was a collaboration with opera singer and musicologist, Nina Eidsheim. The costumes themselves were designed containing different sound-makers. With “playing an instrument” redefined as “moving in what you are wearing” the Cal Arts performers were encouraged to listen without judgment to the sounds that arose, rather than trying to match a pre-conceived tone. Most importantly Eidsheim wrote that, “there was no fear of failure.” Music making was returned to a practice of play and discovery. The relationship between the players and their physical movements and experience was the most important.
Location: LA, California
FOIL is an innovative sculptural textile surface that is hemmed to size and delivered ready to install.
The magnet enhanced fabric can easily be made to take any shape from flat to beautifully voluminous and may be installed in a variety of ways to alter the experience of space in a room.
Sleeping bags, coats, chairs... together .
Location: Paris, France.
“A gathered parachute dress is pulled inside out to become an instant sleeping bag, encapsuling the body, making it warm and protected. A voluminous skirt is pulled down, making a spacious bag in which you can store all your belongings. The clothes can have many different uses, it is up to the wearer to decide how they are used. They question the nature of fashion and functionality.”
Caroline Roberts (view on colors)
Festival de Hyéres; Fashion show/ exhibition, May 1999
Round-about-Hyères; The Bonnefanten museum/ Maastricht, Oct. 1999/ Feb.2000
Collection “La Redoute”, summer 2000