Advertisement encourages us on a daily basis to express our individuality through universally produced commodities. Wanting to capture this paradox, I turned to denim jeans. I wanted to find out what it is about this material (essentially a simple twill-woven structure dyed blue) that makes it so versatile, full of possibilities, and attractive. I selected several patches from discarded denim products from the textile industry, and started, quite literally, unraveling them. I subsequently connected the patches by responding to the specific material’s features and shapes.

   ︎︎︎ Developed in the context of the Textielcommissie denim and dyeing challenge. Materials provided by Enschede Textielstad, Officina+39, and Soorty.