Remember this dress? It single-handedly made me fall in love with Scanlan & Theodore all over again. The Melbourne fashion label itself seems to have a love affair with art, working with “controversial” (I disagree) photographer Bill Henson or more recently Nan Goldin who shot model Erin Wasson wearing their pieces.
Their latest commission is by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde who has exhibited at prestigious artistic institutions such as Tate Modern and the Victoria and Albert Museum. How can one not appreciate his sustainable dancefloor (it creates electricity through dance!) He has created a large-scale interactive installation titled ‘Dune X’ for the label. Sensors detect passers-by and the works’ optical fibres dim and light-up in reaction to them. The below film showcases how Dune X works.
While the installation is on display at visual arts festival The Biennale of Sydney, the film will play at selected Melbourne Scanlan & Theodore boutiques.