Azimuth  Zenith  Nadir

Location: Bergen Kunsthall
Set Design: soft tissue studio
Photography: Katarzyna Perlak

a deep puddle formed from stretched black rubber,
counterweighted by concrete paving, s-hooks and chain,
interlinked pvc cushions,
steel and leather swings,
quilted black rugs.

These items made up a topography that formed the ground for a live installation by SERAFINE1369. The environment was activated by performance, lighting and sound design, the water and audience’s engagement.

Performers Darcy Wallace, Natifah White, Jose Funnell
Lighting design by Jackie Shemesh
Sound design by Josh Anio Grigg
Produced by Nancy May Roberts

Swing fabrication:
metalwork by H S Design, leatherwork by Kingsley Walters Studio

To learn more about the work see the website of SERAFINE1369


Designer: soft tissue studio
Location: Gropius Bau, Berlin
Photography: Gropius Bau,
and soft tissue studio

a gathered silken screen,
draped over kee-clamp frame, 
black quilted rugs,
moon gazing chairs,
acupunture clinic equipment.

In an installastion by the artist SERAFINE1369, these items formed the set for a community acupuncture clinic held in the atrium of Gropius Bau,
and afterwards the scenography was reset as a listening space. These interventions were part of an exhibition and program called YOYI! care repair heal.

The black folds of the screen resemble bat wings, whaleskin, wetness, rock, lava and more. 

For this project soft tissue studio developed a padded quilt that can be used as a weighted blanket, a mat, a furniture cover, a cave, a bean bag and more; it is called a rock cover.

Facilitation by Zinzi Buchanen,
with a team of incredible acupuncturists.

Sound design by Josh Anio Griggs
Listening program artists: Veza Maria Fernandez, nwakke, Gillian Walsh, Daniella Valz Gen with Belladonna Paloma, CAConrad, bartira, B Xovington Xam-Xumana.
Performances by Florence Peake,  keyon gaskin

To learn more about the work see the website of SERAFINE1369

Rooted Beings /
Index Of Shapes
Eduardo Navarro

Location: Mallet Gardens and Wellcome Collection, London
Suit development: soft tissue studio
Photography: Wellcome Collection 2022
and soft tissue studio

the outer textile is printed and pleated bamboo shirting,
handsewn to a power mesh undersuit,
the under skin is hand painted in green - vibrant like fresh young bark breaking through the fissures of old growth. 

The bark print is derived from photos of the 200 year old plane tree whom lives in Coram’s Fields, London. The tree skin contrasts from shaggy dry fissures to shiny and smooth. The suits mirror that textural difference between vitality and agedness.
The exhibition Rooted Beings was a group show at Wellcome Collection that described the intellidence of plant beings. The treesuits were designed to embody the plane tree; one version of the suit was displayed at Wellcome Collection and later there was a performance of 5 treesuits in Mallet Gardens. 

Performers Elina Akhmetova, Iris Chan, Tania Soubry, Jia-Yu Corti, Mary Feliciano 
Produced by Vasanthi Argouin
Pattern cutter Jack Davey

To learn more about the work see the website of Eduardo Navarro