Programmed society is a comment on the current zeitgeist, where humans are stuck in an endless repetition of living. I portray people as programmed individuals who buy items as a matter of routine, rather than out of necessity. I experimented with repetitions of familiar archetypal garments, such as the white T-shirt and the outdoor jacket. By literally connecting people to clothing racks, I leave them drowning in their own repetitions.
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Esra Copur

Esra Copur

02 augustus 1998
  1. Artist statement; wat is je specialisme, wat maakt jouw werk uniek?

    Addictive repetitions
    Creating a critical distance through fashion by analyzing society’s daily habits and instilling the routines that we taught ourselves. Driven by experimental visual and textual research, I experiment with familiar objects/garments. By placing them in a different context and extricating certain parts I enlarge the impact of my vision.

  2. Wat zijn je ambities? Wat wil je over vijf jaar bereikt hebben?

    I want to further pursue formal education to instill valuable and relevant knowledge in my learning and ability as a designer.

  3. Wat is het belangrijkste dat je hebt geleerd tijdens je studie?

    I learned to experiment intuitively and to take risks. By thinking big and above all not making concessions.

  4. Overzicht van publicaties / exposities / prijzen / concerten / voorstellingen etc.

    Nominations:
    -HKU award Vernieuwing 2019

    Exhibitions:
    -Selected for Fashionclash 2019
    -Bijenkorf Utrecht October 2018
    -Imagine Film Festival @Eye filmmuseum April 2018
    –Academie Galerie Utrecht January 2018

    Publications
    -i-D magazine June 2019
    -Noord-Hollands dagblad October 2018
    -VPRO Dorst instagram takeover 2018
    – FashionUnited January 2018