My work mainly revolves around research gathered on contemporary (sub)cultures. Identity, belonging and freedom are themes which reappear from project to project in different ways and are expressed through fashion, publication, video or performance. I work to provide an honest representation of my findings through an interesting format and to merge between the different disciplines. Since graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2016 Cum Laude from the Media and Culture / Man and Communication department, I have worked as a freelance designer at multidisciplinary fashion studio FRISUR and taken part in talks and performances which continue to deepen my understanding and bring new perspectives into my work.
MORE THAN WASTED
Performed at the Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven
08 July 2017
‘More Than Wasted’ is an endurance performance which explores the process of disconnecting from reality while clubbing for prolonged periods of time. By taking the physical action of dancing out of its context of clubs and into the museum space over a four hour period, both the artist and visitors are given the opportunity to analyse the distinct aspects of clubbing on different levels: physical and emotional, in a completely different setting. See trailer./ See Video
Panel discussion at the Design Academy EIndhoven, Moderated by Gabriel Maher
25 October 2016
'Queer and design are not new friends. Aaron Betsky has been contemplating the gendered nature of architecture and interior design for decades now. What has changed is the mainstream media’s embrace of the subject. Five of our graduating students have tackled the topic of queer in their research and will join alumnus Gabriel Maher on stage to discuss the challenges their work poses to the status quo of design.'
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