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Out of Order—Disruption as a Principle

Performance

Students of all classes present a performance to launch the conference in cooperation with Bremen´s public transport system. The performance takes place in street cars that serve as a cat walk. Every 20 minutes guest step aboard street cars and travel through Bremen´s inner city. In a frosty January night modells enter and leave the cars during the ride. They stage a noisy presentation of new collections created by different semesters.


FASHION—OUT OF ORDER—DISRUPTION AS A PRINCIPLE

Publication

The publication discusses the constructive side of fashion development and examines disrup-tive instances as crucial stimulants for creativity. Fashion almost has to be “out of order” to draw attention. These mechanisms inspired a publication that simply transcends categories. Essays grounded at the crossroads of art, fashion, science, theory and technology explore creativity´s power to obliterate established orders.
184 pages, 17 x 25 cm, 160 images, English, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart 9. 2011, ISBN: 978-3-89790-358-6, 29,80 Euro


Out of Order—Disruption as a Principle

Project

In preparation for the conference “Out of Order,” scheduled for January 22-24, 2010, students tackled issues such as: What constitutes a disruption? What effects do disruptions produce? To what extend can they produce innovations? Sudents could choose between a wide range of media to express their ideas at the events, such as dresses and fashion, pictures, sculpture, sound, noises and light.
Goal: Create an innovative and practicable communication model for the conference. Fields of application: Corporate design and media, guiding system, spatial concept and presentation, professional clothing, media contacts, assisting guests…
A workshop with Henrik Vibskov & Andreas Emenius for their exhibit during the week of November 23, 2009 provided further opportunities for students to participate.

Two artists and designers of international renown, fourteen design students of the University of the Arts Bremen, one week to make it all happen: Guided by the theme “Circular Weapon,” an interdisciplinary working process produces objects made from wood. Students are invited to develop their own interpretations of the concepts “circle” and “weapon.”

Staging a shadow play using the master´s original works at the Wagenfeld space. The results were shown at the exhibit “Out of Order—Disruption as a Principle” at the Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus.


Out of Order—Disruption as a Principle

Exhibition

The Circular Series, Section 2, is an open air installation exploring loneliness, imprisonment and schizophrenia. Vibskov & Emenius present an installation inspired by the building´s history at the Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus. The building has been used by Hitler´s secret police, the Gestapo, as a prison during the Second World War and as a detention facility by the local police after 1945. Vibskov & Emenius imagine a prisoner kept in strict, solitary confinement, who drifts into a psychotic state of mind and falls prey to delusions. Placed in the building´s inner court, this concept took shape as eleven “dream bubbles.” The installation raises issues of identity and participation, thereby questioning the human position between fantasy and an productive existence.


Out of Order—Disruption as a Principle

Convention

Fashion that is “Out of Order” seems to disrespect any discernible rule. But disruption has always been a defining principle of fashion. Can disruption therefore be anticipated and controlled? Fashion is always “Out of Order” Fashion designers as well as photographers and performers working in fashion always strove to disrupt perceptions and production processes. This can turn “bad taste” into glamour and a creative force, while the disruption of dress codes turns into a fashion label. Countercurrents and the ephemeral thereby become defining forces. Deviation becomes normative.