Kuma Kuna, a project initiated by Maria Blaisse for which she developped a specific elastic foam to make a study form in movement. In this project I developped a serie costums with a focus on the stubborn qualities of the material. The costums are trying to find their counterbalance of the strenght of the human body. In movement the wearer is influencing the form of the costumn, and visa versa, together forming a fascinating language.
An evil creature with spider’s legs, long ears and claws sitting at the centre of a spider’s web, and figures with butterfly and dragonfly wings dance around him in a circle. 1844 Etching by John Bell
Lettered in scratched letters below image: ‘Thys webb dure passions bee and eke the flies / bee wee poore mortals, I the centre coyles / olde nick a spider grimm who doth devise / ever to catche us sillie in his connynge toyles’, and printmaker’s name ‘Bell.’.