Origin: Oisterwijk, Netherlands
The body is the central subject in Stephanie Baechler’s work yet it can be totally absent. “Fashion has lost its functional relationship to the female body and exists as a folding and unfolding of the self. We are left with status, confidence and storytelling as ornaments of the self, and with the empty suggestion of a body beneath the folds,” states Beachler. “Pli Permanent” is an ephemeral movement transformed into static porcelain sculpture. By using ceramics, Beachler deconstructs the language of fashion and freezes it in the middle of movement.