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Finnish Artist Kaarina Kaikkonen Creates Dreamlike Landscapes From Second Hand Clothes

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 14, 2013 @ 3:30 pm In Art,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Kaarina Kaikkonen [3]‘s huge site-specific installation contrasts with the former factory’s [6] brutalist architecture. It consists of hundreds of second-hand shirts that together to create flowing forms. The garments, which seem to be holding hands, speak of the history of clothing production while creating a dialogue between the masculine and the feminine.

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The shirts have been neatly organized by color into a form resembling the interior hull. The garments’ rhythmic repetition and past lives call to mind the fragility of human beings. The exhibition ‘Are We Still Going On?’ and other artworks at the Collezione Maramotti [5] can be seen until 21 April 2013, at Reggio Emilia, Italy [7].

+ Kaarina Kaikkonen [3]

Via Ignant [8]

Photos by Kaarina Kaikkonen [3]


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[3] Kaarina Kaikkonen: http://www.sculptors.fi/kuvanveistajat/kaikkonenkaarina/teoksia.htm

[4] clothes: http://inhabitat.com/new-catclo-laundry-additive-could-create-air-purifying-clothes-to-reduce-pollution/

[5] Collezione Maramotti: http://www.collezionemaramotti.org/it/Home-Page

[6] former factory’s: http://inhabitat.com/piet-hein-eeks-restaurant-in-eindhoven-is-filled-with-beautiful-upcycled-designs/

[7] Italy: http://inhabitat.com/abici-launches-ultraportable-update-to-historic-italian-velocino-bicycle/

[8] Ignant: http://www.ignant.de/2013/03/20/kaarina-kaikkonen/

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