Doorscape — 'She lives behind the courtyard door'
Site specific light installation.
6m h x 4m w x 10m l. Neon, stainless black steel.
Doorscape is a site specific light installation created for the opening show of the moroccan fashion designer Karim Adduchi for his collection ‘She Lives Behind The Courtyard Door’ during the Amsterdam Fashion Week 2016.
The artwork is a symbolic representation of a moroccan door. Taking inspiration in the heritage of Karim Adduchi and the choice of material, using traditional geometric rugs, the minimalistic graphic of the door enlights the models describe as ‘hybrid warriors’. They are passing through this door as an empowered initiatic ritual, living their intimate courtyard door to reveal their mysterious and powerful beauty to the audience.
‘She Lives Behind the Courtyard Door’
'Adduchi takes us to a whole different world, where the rules and trends of fashion do not exist and where ancient craft and mystery merge. The story is about hidden power and beauty.
A tribute to his heritage, dreams and barriers. Adduchi brings rich colours and vivid patterns, traditional rugs and deconstructed heritage and implements some much-needed detail in the function-driven, minimalistic world of today. Carpets, both fresh from the loom and antique, are draped and sculpted, combined and collaged, their heavy wool textures contrasted by the occasional shimmer of elaborate modern details. Drawing inspiration from his own heritage, reconstructing it and using this history to tell us about courtyards and the women living in them.'
Location: Gashouder Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL
Client: Karim Adduchi
Collaborators: Amsterdam Fashion Week - Mercedes Benz