Back to All Events

New Bodies, New Worlds: The Collaborative Work of Iris van Herpen and Philip Beesley

  • Michigan Theater 603 East Liberty Street Ann Arbor, MI, 48104 United States (map)

Since their first conversations in 2012, Atelier van Herpen studio in Amsterdam and Beesley’s Living Architecture Systems Group have been co-creating innovative couture that has been worn by celebrities, circulated in multiple exhibitions, and hailed by global critics. Working within a wide community of scientists, engineers, and artists, Iris van Herpen and Philip Beesley’s collaborative explorations combine exquisitely detailed hand-crafted materials into three-dimensional fabrics, incorporating instrument and toolmaking, advanced manufacturing, next-generation computation and artificial intelligence, and subtle phenomena inspired by the natural world. New Bodies, New Worlds offers a unique view of Van Herpen and Beesley’s collaborative work.