hussein chalayan: a table

‘the absent presence’ (june 2005) is a short film by hussein chalayan for the 51st venice biennale. a biologist, played by tilda swinton, extracts cells to examine their dna sequences.

one of this forms was presented at hussein chalayan‘s ‘from fashion and back’ exhibition at the design museum, london. the dna forms in the animation were frozen at a point in action and transformed into 3d objects and put on a table.

It is ‘representing how an individual reacts to their environment.’



Comments are closed.