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Bart Hess www.barthess.nl

Work With Me People

By 05-10-2015

Bart Hess (1984) uses new and existing materials in an innovative way. He combines his material studies with animation and photography. He graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven and has collaborated with the likes of Lucy McRae, Nick Knight, Lady Gaga, Iris van Herpen and Walter van Beirendonck.

Work With Me People
The series of workshops entitled ‘Work With Me People’ was commissioned by MU gallery. The first workshop featured during Dutch Design Week 2012 and it was soon followed by national and international editions at galleries and exhibitions. Situated in a futuristic sweatshop, the aim of the workshop was to get the participants acquainted with Bart’s work in an intensive way.

Under the strict supervision of cyborg instructors, the participants took part in the making of Bart’s outlandish textiles – performing simple, repetitive acts such as dripping, pinning or gluing. Despite the rigid appearance of the sweatshop production line, the workshop actually aimed to highlight the beauty of the small differences between the handywork of the separate participants and their importance to achieve the organic look of Bart’s textiles.