Steam gave rise to an industrial revolution. It created opportunities for machine-produced products and new speeds in transportation. For the textile industry steaming became a method to fixate the dye in the fabric.
The project ‘Steam’ uses these known qualities of water vapour to simultaneously create and fix the print onto the fabric. Unlike contemporary print methods, where intricate details and sterile regularities are dominant, ‘Steam’ demonstrates an enchanting dialogue between control and coincidence. The created patterns and shapes are the imprint of the steam on the fabric, records of an ephemeral moment
Commissioned by the Textile Museum Tilburg
Photography: Martens & Visser, Raw color
Thanks to: www.mirte-engelhard.nl and Textile Museum Tilburg