Deform Reflect is an extra long or wide sculpture made of flexible material. The combination of hard (plastic) and stretching (textile) provides a movable space, in which changing forms can be created.  

A performer brings the sculpture, with its soft cracking blinds, to life. 

 

The movement is thoughtful, slow, or even comes to a standstill. The reflective material merges with its environment. The gel-like surface is like a computer-controlled animation in which pixels seem to be missing. The object attracts the attention of the public and integrates into its environment through a spectacle of light patterns. There is a continuous change in every following moment. 
Together with live music, it is a mesmerizing experience that influences our perception of time.  

 

Iris made this work as contemplation. How can we attentively blend the organic world with the materialistic as well as the virtual world we have created? 
The visual language is abstract, allowing the viewer to intuitively encounter and associate. 

 

Deform Reflect is a sculpture performance, and also exists as video, photo work and in drawings.

The sound is composed live by Rosalie Wammes (harp). Recycled material has been used for the sculptures. 

Selection of exhibition locations: '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

Teaser of a video work, year 2019, title Deform Reflect, video duration 17 minutes, material textile, pvc

artist Iris Woutera, videographer Kyveproductions, performers Mayke van Veldhuizen, Rosanna Ter Steege. 

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Screenshots of a video work, year 2019, title Deform Reflect, video duration 17 minutes, material textile, pvc

artist Iris Woutera, videographer Kyveproductions, performers Mayke van Veldhuizen, Rosanna Ter Steege. 

Video documentation, exhibition 'The Physical Space', curator Schuit Collection, year 2017, material textile, pvc, performance duration 45 minutes, title Deform Reflect, artist Iris Woutera de Jong, performer Chanti Mai