when claire nereim emailed me earlier in the week about her collaboration with julie cloutier, my first reaction was “awesome”, followed promptly by “hang on, don’t i already have this website saved?” yes, yes i do, filed under “cool shit” in my bookmarks menu, in between an article about buckminster fuller’s spaceship earth project and the beyond cyberpunk! website.
anyways, ever since i read andre bazin’s “evolution of the language of cinema” i’ve been thinking about whether it’s possible to “write” visual art (especially in terms of the kind of visual art that exists within our every day landscape). neirem and cloutier’s collection of t-shirts gets pretty close to that idea.
an a made out of a z, and a z made out of an a
stymie apparel examines the relationship between language and form between language the form. that sounds repetitive but it’s not–the shirts create this mind twister of playing with letters and their form, as well as the relationship between two letters and those new forms (which is, at the same time, a new form of the old form), and on top of that the t-shirt form and the idea of clothing as language. crazy awesome