Simon Scherer

März / March - 2021

Kunsthochschule Kassel



The work explores possible applications of the photographic technique cyanotype in product design. The pigment Berlin Blue is created when UV light hits textiles impregnated with light-sensitive chemicals. Meticulous research into a wide variety of fibres and textiles, chemicals and light sources in relation to the image produced by the cyanotype serves as the basis. Exemplary textile designs play with the themes of drape, volume or shadow. They are constructed in such a way that they not only serve as a canvas for the resulting patterns, but also influence them specifically through their form. The light records their own body shadow on the textiles and thus also their shape during exposure, creating abstract memories. In this context, light is understood as a "colouring agent".