Merete Vyff Slyngborg will show 50 deckchairs at this.nordic that all combine function and form. The print on the deckchairs relates to the theme of cultural similarity, as the seats’ patchwork patterns mix and match ideas, motives and style expressions across cultures and generations, thereby also mimicking the diversity found in the festival’s audience.
The chairs’ visual expression is created by a.o. looking at the world of fashion, which uses the sampling of symbols across cultures. Thus, it loses the original symbolism in favor of a new language and expression that can be identified across cultures. The series therefore also can be seen as related to post-Internet culture – with the desire for a different visual expression, however.
Curated by Kunsthal Aarhus