From February 11 until April 30, Marloes ten Bhömer and Melissa Coleman in “CODED_COUTURE” at the Pratt Institute.
CODED_COUTURE is an exhibition that proposes a new interpretation of couture where coding is the ultimate design tool for creating customized garments and accessories. The works displayed range from forward-looking garments and accessories to video projections, objects, drawings, photographs, and interactive applications that provide the public with greater insights into what the future of fashion may hold. The exhibition, which will open during New York Fashion Week in February 2016, is curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared and features work by 10 international designers.
Critically acclaimed designer Marloes ten Bhömer produces shoes that are both provocative and otherworldly. Her work fuses artistic and technological experiment in order to discover shoes anew. Ten Bhömer’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally and she gives lectures about her work worldwide. She takes on challenging commissions from galleries and private clients.
Melissa Coleman is a wearables artist working in The Hague, the Netherlands. Melissa’s work focuses on the relationship between the human body and technology. Her key areas of interests are electronic textiles, old media, the performative body and sense augmentation. Melissa teaches do-it-yourself electronics and electronic textiles at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and interaction lab at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam.
Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing its 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Located in a cultural hub with historic campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and creativity with an esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars who challenge their talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression.