Deform Reflect is a five meters long flexible sculpture of reflecting material. A combination of hard (plastic) and soft (textile) provides a movable space, in which the most unexpected forms can be created.  A performer brings the sculpture to life, with its soft cracking blinds. 

 

WhileDeform (2015) is about colorful expression and inventiveness of the body, Deform Reflect (2017)is about reflection in every sense of the word. The long sculpture requests considered movements or even laying still. The plastic material is in contrast with the organic forms, causing human and object to merge together. The shining object attracts the attention of the public and mirrors light patterns on the surrounding. The spectator is aware of a continuous change in every following moment. In combination with a soundscape, it’s a sight that affects our experience of time.  

 

For the sculpture recycled material is used, originating from a vertical blinds factory. With this work, Iris Woutera examines how we as human beings can grow in a relationship with ourselves, nature and the materialistic world we’ve created. She poses the question: ‘How can these elements merge in a meaningful way?’ 

 

Soundscape composed by Rosalie Wammes (electric harp).

Deform Reflect had been exposed at o.a. at 'Prins Claus Award 2019' Royal Palace Amsterdam,'Route du Nord' 2017 Rotterdam, 'Fashion Clash' 2017 Maastricht, 'The Physical Space 2017' Schuit Collection, 'La Breda' 2017 Podium Bloos

Deform Reflect is sponsored by BSL raambekleding

 

Screenshot of a video documentation, exhibition ''The Physical Space", curator Schuit Collection, year 2017, title Deform Reflect, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, performer Chanti Mai. 

Video documentation, exhibition ''The Physical Space", curator Schuit Collection, year 2017, title Deform Reflect, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, performer Chanti Mai, music Rosalie Wammes (electric harp).

© iris woutera de jong

Credits: Graphic design by Jasper Branse, text by Yvette Benningshof / Claartje Chajes

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