Inspired by American artist and sculptor Robert Morris, the collection defines the design of T/SEHNE, while pushing it in new directions. Morris’ experimentation with soft materials such as felt in the late 1960s and 1970s marked a departure from his previous more rigid sculptural works. His random piling, loose stacking and hanging of soft yet voluminous materials, was a means of letting the material determine its own contingent – rather than enduring and determinate – form.
These concepts have been translated into the collection, by investigating the effects of gravity and stress on ordinary materials. Slashing into garments and materials, holding pieces together with only a few buttons or a considered stitch, pieces retain a sense of movement and three-dimensionality, creating a temporal perception of sculpture by means of bodily movement through space.