IUE fashion designers colored the nature. Students, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Elvan Özkavruk Adanır, Head of Department of Fashion and Textile Design, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) and Lecturer Jovita Sakalauskaite, added more color to nature with textile waste.
Students came together in a natural area in Urla as part of PORTIZMIR International Contemporary Art Triennial, which is organized by K2 Contemporary Art Center, and they created artwork to reunite natural fibers obtained from plants such as cotton, linen, jute, and sisal with nature.
Prof. Dr. Elvan Özkavruk Adanır said, “In our ‘Dressing Nature’ titled project, we are planning to realize an interactive work in harmony with nature. While aiming to have natural fibers obtained from plants such as cotton, linen, sisal and jute reunite with nature, we want to observe the attitude of synthetic fibers like polyester and polyamide in nature. With this aim, textile waste in textile factories will be randomly brought together, and taken to a journey through time in nature. Because the fibers’ endurances are different to natural events such as rain, wind and sun. We will observe the effects in time”.
‘It will transform into artists’ campus’
Ayşegül Kunter, Director of K2 Contemporary Art Center, stated that the fourth PORTIZMIR International Contemporary Art Triennial was based on the fiction that artistic production process was visible. Kunter said, “We started our studies in March 2017. Each project carries out its activities within their own deadline. On March 20, 2018, we will be exhibiting the documentary of ongoing projects since last year at the historical building of Austro-Turk Tobacco Warehouse located in Pasaport area. We plan to finalize the process by June 2. In ‘Dressing Nature’ Project, we will observe the effects of natural events on textile products. And that area will transform into artists’ campus.”