Arts Holland Magazine, issue 1, 2012

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ARTS HOLLAND MAGAZINE

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Photo—Michel Zoeter

iris van herpen Twenty-eight-year-old Iris van Herpen takes craftsmanship to another level. Her innovative silhouettes, experimen­tal in form and function, represent the digit­ al revolution—the transition from the world before. The making of her leather dresses, knotted by hand, is particularly labour-intensive and she has introduced ornamentation created using a 3D printer. Her sculptures are the result of a timeconsuming practice, of continually reflecting on what has been and, more importantly, on what is yet to come.

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