Maison the Faux + Lisette Ros (2015)

INTERVENING SPACE: Pattern making is about the atelier of designers Maison the Faux. Their atelier is based on routine behavior, routinized actions, having a structure, following a tight schedule; very systematic.

Maison the Faux asked me to do a live performance in their atelier as part of their  collection concept C’est Vrai ou C’est Faux? [is it real or is it fake?]. This performance was one moment and could be followed on the live stream at their website.

The performance was about creating a rhythm out of one of the most common human actions within their atelier; pattern making. During the performance I created a pattern as a response to the most common human actions of the employees working in the atelier at Maison the Faux. First, I was there to observe their actions for a couple of hours, afterwards I set-up eight conditions; each action is one print/silhouette of a body part of mine.

The eight conditions + body parts after observation:
1. Moving with a chair = foot print/silhouette.
2. Ironing/standing at the ironing board = hand print/silhouette.
3. Working on the sewing machines = leg print/silhouette.
4. Telephone actions = buttocks print/silhouette.
5. Standing up = arm print/silhouette.
6. Sitting down = taille silhouette.
7. Walking = neck/shoulder silhouette.
8. Smoking = face en profil silhouette.

This process with the pattern as end-result was a visual registration of the daily rhythm and behavior of Maison the Faux; a visual work landscape.

PERFORMANCE DURATION: 6H 33M

Underneath some stills of both of the videos.

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© Lisette Ros and Maison the Faux