Cemeti Art House - Jogjakarta, Indonesia
24 mMar '11 - 30 Mar '11
Mada van Gaans (born in Sliedrecht, 1975) was inspired by the local craft industry in Indonesia. She examines different techniques, using wood and fabric that led to a series of experimental works. Her journey to trace the local craft dynamics went further from Yogya to Solo, Jakarta, Bandung, and Cirebon. The residency program was a challenge for Mada in terms to use traditional technique and fabric which is differ from her experience as a fashion designer. And to translate her findings into an experimental fashion design as well. It is important to stimulate the traditional craft and that stimulation of traditional crafts can be maintained in this industrialized world, as Mada said. read on..