Climate Guardians is an artistic political act by ClimActs, an Australian theater group. Climate Angels are a group of engaged women, dressed in white with enormous wings, creating breathtaking climate protest. Their use of the angel iconography highlights the vital role of guardianship of our world’s precious natural resources. The angelic activists appear at major rallies, backdropping or intercepting political events, and bringing a theatrical and angelic presence to public demonstrations as well as non-violent direct actions to support demands for climate justice.
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As Pinar&Viola, we were asked by Adidas Head Quarters in Germany, to rejuvenate their archival imagery. The assignment has been given by the beginning of 2016 in order to create intrigue for their flagship store in NYC which opened last week (beginning December 2016). During theis project, we payed regular visit to Adidas Headquarters in Herzogenaurach and befriended the curator of their archives.
As a result, we created a collection of images where adidas athletes come together in a ground with no space, time and gender. Inspired by Adidas’ innovation politcy, future-craft, we digitally hand crafted these images which would inspire sportsman of all age background for a stylistic and energetic way forward.
The images carry superstar athletes such as Derek Rose, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Harden, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Stan Smith, Zidane, Messi, together with the founder of Adidas, Adi Dassler.
This project was meant to go on the walls of their flagship store, on 5th avenue New York, yet because of change of direction, they remained as an internal vision-inspiration for Adidas.
Last Saturday the worlds of Pinar & Viola and Dice Kayek came together for Toutes à l’école, the French non-profit that provides education to deprived girls living in Cambodia. The peplum t-shirt, which for the occasion had been adorned with the ‘Paris Heart Club’ print, was presented to the public together with the Healing Prints exhibition. The profit of the sales of the shirts goes to Toutes à l’école. The exhibition is up until the 16th if October in Dice Kayek’s pop-up store. Address: 15 Rue Saint-Benoît, 75006 Paris. We would like to thank Cyril Chateau for the photography, Sylvain Cabouat for the scenography tips, our exhibition manager Berengere de Thonel d’Orgeix for her amazingness as usual, Jacquill Glenn Basdew and Damien Girard for their warm assistance.
Nature’s paintings preserved in stone
Pietra paesina, also called ‘landscape stone’, ‘ruin stone’, ‘ruiniform marble’ and ‘Florentine marble’, is collected for centuries. It’s a kind of limestone of which the natural veins of the rock have arranged themselves in shapes of city skylines, landscapes and ruins. The limestone needs to be cut into slabs and polished before it will reveal it’s mysterious paintings.
As part of New York textile Month, we made a collaboration with the super fun Print All Over Me from New York! We gave them our Healing Prints and they made items where you can spread healing in your everyday life. Sweatshirts, tablecloths, tote bags, clutches, with our prints varying from Mother Earth to Sexual Healing, Emancipation of Flowers to Silent Print. Last week, June 24th marked the celebration of our collaboration. The New Yorker boutique, Coming Soon in Lower East side hosted our opening, where we set up a healing oasis! Our Healing Prints that you can order on POAM’s website, were presented alongside with 2 teepees and peace flags, cushions and curtains which created an ambiance of zen and tranquility. An aestheticised oasis in the midst of our metropolic hectic lives. Thank you everyone who were there to celebrate it with us. The exhibition is open for a week more.
The scenography of our exhibition was designed by Haddock Studio, and the VR Oasis in the installation is made by James Orlando.
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Our IKEA collection will be in store summer 2017. Until then we need to practice patience… For now, some image entertainment involving IKEA’s blue iconic bag:
Let us introduce you to Tokyo Aquascape Union, a group of Japanese artists with a big passion for aquariums. They are skilled aquarium lovers who use their talent, patience and skills to create mesmerizing compositions, planting balance and healthy habitats for fish.
When you look at their aquascaping creations, you may be transported in a surreal world where the underwater mountains and forests became breathing paintings.
The only way to tell it’s an aquarium are thanks to the fish flying through the air.
Hereby a selection of #veganchic statement pieces, inspiration for the earth keepers out there <3
“Veganism isn’t a goal to attain. It’s the means by which we can attain our goals. Compassion is the goal. Veganism is a way to get there.” Colleen Patrick Goudreau
There is the overview of our latest image collection Healing Prints, which include Mother Earth in Paris, The Emancipation of Flowers, Silent Print, Sexual Healing, Paris Heart Club and Coral Gardener in Bali that we specially designed for the cover of My Wavy Sarong Book, and Healing From Capitalism that we designed for Ordinary Magazine. Please read our recent artist statement for the meaning of this work. We would like to thank Stimuleringsfonds for their generous support in making this collection happen. The pictures of The Mother Earth Dress is taken by Thomas Vassarot and the rest of the healing prints is photographed by Wendelin Spiess
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Our studio designed the world’s first holographic catwalk for a virtual fashion line, all showcased on a real model, during Amsterdam Fashion week in July 2016. With this technology, we mimicked what Google’s Magic Leap will make us experience in the upcoming years. As for the future of fashion, we believe that people buy, throw, and mistreat their clothing because we do not feel connected with the inanimate objects around us. That is the reason why, with this catwalk experience, we made people emphasise with their clothing the way they do with their friends, where we visualised the spirit of the clothing.
Through animism, we gave life to the fashion line of Amber Slooten by adding facial characteristics like mouths and eyes and interactions between the dress and the model. You can find more information about this project on our interview in The Creators Project, and watch the making off of the hologram here.
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Auction Healing Prints — Paris, 29th of June 2016
The way fashion designers launch collections where they showcase the near-future of clothing, our studio yearly launches collection where we showcase the near-future of images. The concept decides for the medium where these images will be shown.
Followed by our artist statement about our devotion to social and planetary justice, we digitally crafted a collection where we made prints and garments that revitalize and celebrate the sacredness of nature. Healing Prints is a collection of rebellious visuals fabricated into unique fashion statements.
Each garment is a chance to spread the contemporary altruistic message of the healing prints, by mixing the aesthetics of high fashion and digital couture.
The collection manifests in different sub-topics, such as Mother Earth, Sexual Healing, Healing from Capitalism, Power To The Earth, Silence and The Emancipation Of Flowers. We made five one off couture pieces, 3 dresses and 2 t-shirts of edition one, which we sold during a special auction performance with Luc Saucier on the evening of June 29 in our studio in Paris. It was a festive event with an enchanting Healing Print relaxation room, a music performance of David Millhouse and abundant raw cacao sniffing.
BIG BIG thank you to these dear people that helped us to make this project possible:
Luc Saucier, David Millhouse, Amandine Boiteux, Bérengère De Thonel d’Orgeix, Marc Lochner, Ariane Potapieff, Isinsu Kuzalti, Nolwenn Allarousse, Mona Soyoc, Aimee Wing Mei Man, Ylona Perkowsky, Thierry Do Nascimento, Anaïs Bocciarelli, Millie Clain, Florian Chaudat, Damien Gurzinsky, Yuan Chen, Tommy Haddock, Zsofïa Mouton-Perenyi, Jérôme Mouton, Keiichi Sakakura, Vincenzo Galante, Lami Transfer and Stimuleringsfonds creatieve industrie.
Photography: Jérôme Mouton.