SHAPE. BODY. SCULPTURE.
The series of sculptural textile works by Iga Weglińska, is based on a relation between the body and the object. The artist regards clothing as a sculpture, which is carried by the human body. Every action taken on a flat surface of fabric has its reaction in a dimensional form and presents its relation to the body.
In the Shape. Body. Sculpture. series Iga Węglińska constructs flat patterns in a certain way, to create an onepiece form for future spatialisation. This kind of manipulation made the dimensional shapes and their interaction with the body a surprise even for the artist.
In the photographs by Mila Łapko, we can see the contrast between the rigid form and the flexible body of the model. The waxed fabrics were subject to destruction afer each move of the model. It built tension between sculpture-form and carnality. The effort to stiffen the flexible material into a geometric shape on a human body made it visible, with its imperfections, bruises and redness. For the photographer, it was an inspiration for a series of photos related to standards and aesthetic conventions concerning this topic.