Australian visual artist and designer Elizabeth Delfs will host an Open Studio event during the annual DMY Berlin International Design Festival as a part of the Satelite Program. The yearly DMY Festival exhibits the work of both renowned and young, experimental designers. The core exhibition is accompanied by a wide program of symposia, designer-talks and workshops, which reflect current topics of contemporary design and to reveal necessary future trends of design and its related disciplines.
Delfs will open her Berlin studio to the public to view recent works of her interdisciplinary practice. Located in the nexus where fashion and architecture collide, Delfs uses light industrial and dress materials with textile processes to create objects which vacillate between habitations and figurative sculpture. The enigmatic combination of material and process evokes movement, changing mass, and shifting surface.
“My work displays a delicate sense of equipoise, creating an unfamiliar sensuality by erupting from surfaces, recalling corporeal and architectonic topographies. Luminous prismatic shapes tend to hover in space, on the floor or attached to walls. Non-orientable surfaces orchestrate interplay of reconfigurable forms which imply continuous expansion and protracted stillness”
Delfs will also participate in Die Lange Nacht der Designstudios – the Long Night of the Design Studios, produced in collaboration with designer network Create Berlin and the DMY Festival where Berlin designers, studios and galleries are invited to open their rooms that evening and to present their new work and projects.
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