The starting point for the experimental textile investigation was the analysis of the collection's structure of the dental history
museum in Zschadraß. While only about 1% of the collection pieces are exhibited,such as instruments, devices and dental care products,
the remaining 99% stay hidden in the archive. Especially scientific works - i.e. the knowledge on which the exhibits are based - are amongst them.
Without the progress of the sciences, the progress in practice would not have been possible. As a result, the principle of hiding was transformed
into the textile implementations: not everything that is important is visible at first glance and not all information can be read immediately.
Thus, a variety of experimental surfaces were developed, using techniques such as screen printing and working with transfer foils, other plastics and
the transfer press. Burn-out and silhouette cutting make areas of different fabrics translucent to transparent. Elementary, organic and abstracted forms,
which can be found in the collection, re-appear on the fabrics. By combining and overlapping the patterns during the process, information is
conveyed and stays hidden at the same time.
The individual fabrics, which usually already consist of several layers, are also combinable with each other.
The colour concept is based on the colours of the original exhibition pieces and the theme: White, natural shades, pink, red, grey and silver
create a harmonious overall picture. The individual techniques, colours and materials are abbreviated. This results in a kind of code through the
composition of the respective properties. All fabrics are attached to hangers and stored in a specially designed box. Thus, creating a new
collection which is sorted by the code system.
Material experiments with burn out paste, foam paint, transfer film, plastic, foam,
semester project 2017/2018
Sample box: Sebastian Turtl
Sponsering transfer film: POLI-TAPE