Radiation Invasion / September 2009
An intercontinental phone conversation was what suddenly made Iris van Herpen contemplate the innumerable flows of digital information that surround us in the form of rays at every moment and in every place. Moreover, in spite of their ubiquity, we can receive them only using special equipment. In Radiation Invasion she gives expression to her idea that one day we may be able to perceive those rays ourselves and even mentally manipulate them and make them vibrate or fold in. In these designs the wearer seems to be surrounded by a frozen complex of wavy rays, flickering patterns or vibrating particles, which then go their own way in an endless and constantly moving universe.
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