Silk

Silk

EMBODIMENT VII Eos

Linda Nurk, designer and artist, is combining raw elements of nature with couture. By engineering Serendipity through researching regenerative design & circular methods, she develops her own-grown bio-textiles. With urban micro-farming she has found a path towards a “wild” mix of biodegradable methods in body-sculpted fashion.

Wanting to break the norms of mass manufacturing, with the Flatspun Intarsia method Linda has taken the approach of the gardener and facilitator in the relation to her artistic work. By studying and following the lifecycle of the silkworm she enables cultivated forms of organically ornate textiles to take shape. She considers the silkworm to be her closest collaborator in a process where she nurtures them and at the same time explores ways of using integral bi-products as part of renewal and closing-the-loop.

This work happens at the cross-border between organic growth and controlled production and shows futuristic potential for a self-sustained biodegradable design-production and material-growth, naturally forming its own eco-system where production and waste lives in symbiosis with the wearer.

It shows a “Post-Growth mode” developing poetic and abstract imaginary where the form of human-bodies, silk and vegetation develop 3-dimensional textiles, progressively transforming and creating a collective of different forms-of-existence in a new landscape of rebirth.

Additional information

By cultivating wearables and using bi-products as the “nurturing” part of the whole self-sustained developing piece,it´s allowing the organisms to continue their natural life-cycle, even while the garment they produced is worn and appreciated quite separately.
It is a cross-border between organic growth and controlled production that shows futuristic potential for a self-sustained biodegradable design-production and material-growth, naturally forming it's own eco-system where production and waste lives in symbiosis with the wearer.

Ingredients

Raw silk, petals.

Maker

Linda Nurk

References

EMBODIMENT VII EOS/ Silk farming (Video)

Credits

Kees van der Graaf, for his valuable sharing of knowledge

Photo credits

Linda Nurk, EOS silkdress: Pelle Bergström