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HAUNTED

2022

Photo series of garments inspired by spirit photography.

Photography by Henrica Langh

MY BLEEDING DRESS

2021

Installation exploring the concept of bleeding garments and 'emotional energy'. Bleeding garments is what I have named intensely evocative garments. These are garments that are so saturated with residues of emotion that they bleed emotional energy and stain the one for whom they are meaningful.

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Photography by Henrica Langh

THE MADNESS OF YOUR HEART

2021

Installation with buried dress and fresh flowers left to gradually withered on the dress. The dress is embroidered with the words 'without the madness of your heart my soul is nothing' and is part of an autobiographical project that explores heartache through a process of creating and destroying.

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Photography by Henrica Langh

BECOMINGS

2020

Clothes are much more than merely objects we put on and remove from our bodies. These charcoal frottage rubbings explore the transient in-between state of clothes. They capture garments in a state of becoming, a unique snapshot of a moment in between where the garments acquire and almost animated quality.

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I'LL JUST BURY YOU IN MY HEART

2017

A ritual of the heart. An autobiographical project exploring heartache through a process of making and unmaking, creating and destroying. The two dresses were made from dead-stock fabric and a men's suit jacket. Once finished, the dresses were buried with posies of symbolic flowers and barbed wire for several months, completely altering their original appearance. The buried dresses were later captured in a series of assisted self-portraits which were in their turn manipulated into distressed versions of the original images.

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Photography by Henrica Langh. Self-portraits in collaboration with Blanca Garcia Paja. Photo manipulation by Henrica Langh.

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CANVAS

2014

A collection of three-dimensional wearable paintings created in collaboration with Finnish painter Sirpa Sarkijarvi. 

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Photography by Atte Tanner. Artistic direction and styling by Henrica Langh. Models: Latifa and Lacri. Gallery photographs by Henrica Langh.

MEMENTO MORI/ AGLIOPHOBIA

2013

An artistic collection of garments comprising two layers: Memento Mori and Agliophobia. The first layer is a series of corsets inspired by what is literally underneath our skin and symbolises the bare bones of thoughts and feelings we carry deep within. The corsets were buried in the ground for several weeks, giving them dilapidated and stained look, which metaphorically alludes to the the fragility of our inner self and the act of burying feelings. The second layer symbolises the daily armour we wear. They cover the body almost completely, giving only a little glimpse of what is underneath and represent both the physical things and the behaviours we dress our selves in.

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Photography by Henrica Langh