Interviews & Animation: Daan Rongen, Video, Audio & Animation: Max Wittebol, Video & Edit: Luc Wittebol. With thanks to Stichting Mediamatic, Maurizio Montalti / Officina Corpuscoli, Adam Nocek / Laboratory of Critical Technics, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, and Charlotte Corstanje our studio coordinator

 

FASHION MACHINE (FAMA) IS COMMENTING ON AND ASKING CRITICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT THE (WASTE) PRODUCTION OF THE
WORLDWIDE CLOTHING INDUSTRY. IT ADDRESSES THE WASTE PROBLEMS OF THIS INDUSTRY BY FOCUSING ON ONE
PARTICULAR FABRIC: POLYESTER FLEECE.

A THIRD OF ALL PLASTICS IN OUR WATERWAYS ORIGINATE FROM CLOTHING. PARTICULARLY BY WASHING OUR CLOTHING,
THESE SO-CALLED MICRO AND NANO PLASTICS END UP IN OUR WATERWAYS TO EVENTUALLY BECOME PART OF OUR FOOD CHAIN.

THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF FAMA IS THEREFORE TO DEVELOP IDEAS AND METHODS FOR NEW DESIGN APPLICATIONS, MATERIAL
TRANSFORMATIONS AND SPECULATIVE FASHION FUTURES WITH THE POLYESTER FLEECE AS INGREDIENT AND AS CATALYZER.
WE DO THIS BY MEANS OF ORGANISING ‘CUT THE CRAP’ SWEATSHOPS WITH POST-CONSUMER FLEECE ITEMS, ‘MACHINE’ EXHIBITIONS
AND PARTNERING WITH SEVERAL DESIGN AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES AMONGST OTHERS.

FASHION MACHINE HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF
Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI), DordtYart, Mediamatic, Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA), Provincie Overijssel, Mondriaan Fonds, Stichting Stokroos, Officina Corpuscoli, Stichting Texperium, Center for Philosophical Technologies (CPT, Arizona), Saxion, Fonds Kwadraat, Wieland Textiles, Rocketclowns, José Teunissen, Rudy Guedj, Verena Michels, Babette Zijlstra, WereldWijven, Jolanda Branderhorst, HKU fashion students, Wendy Cornelis, Naomi Hille, Nadine Möckli, Martin Butler, Esther Meijer (Nieuw Jurk), SoulTrash, Total Seclusion, Aynouk Tan, Jan Willem Kaldenbach, Chiara Barraco, Marit Geluk, Johannes Schwartz, Ralph Vaessen, Charlotte Corstanje, Manon Bachelier, Daan Rongen, Max Wittebol, Luc Wittebol, Karla Vincheva, Lea Berner, Quinten de Bruijn, Emirhan Akin, Gemma Bandell, Carmen Groot, Simon Meinen, Anne Mol, Myzetta van Roij, Carlijn van der Zanden, Annika Lette, Natasha Grant, Savannah Acutt, Santa Simule, Mirium Prior, Pappa, Mireia Izquierdo, Irina Volgareva, Caroline Bach, Paulina Bondarowicz, Guilherme Fiorelli, Ifa Ramialison, Carolina Dalmazzo, Tania Zagaria, Hannah, Claire, Stefanie Wels, Sandra, Elisa Huijsman and daughters, Robin Habbé, Eeke Jagers, Gerdien Reichart, Olga Mokrushina, Aleksandra Pawelec, Huda Rais, Thera Funke, Miriam Hup, Truus Bronkhorst, Lucette ter Borg, Marushka Lambert, Anna Musch, Laura Mansilla, Fatima Bouchir, Josien van Uijthoven, Aimee van der Spek, Gerdien Reichart, Josien van Uijthoven, Sherida Hill, Regine, Danique Mergey, Truus Bronkhorst, Stofenas Wels, Eghe Nehiweze, Jackie Mulder, David de Ruiter, Willeke Stolk, Sandra Janssen, Kristin Maurer, Judith Bosveld, Mylou Oord, Marjan Van Herpen, Isabella Leitz, Nienke Jelles, Elien van Helden, Annika Lette, Iris Panders, Elise Jansen, Ruth Scherpenhuisen, Teddy Kamper, Femke Markus, 

Gregoriou Stavroula and Sylwia Grata.