MATTHEW NEEDHAM X ALICE POTTS | 2020
Alice Potts is a sustainable material innovator most recognised for her development of 'Sweat Crystallisation; a process that has allowed her to turn human sweat into bio crystals.
Tears hold a special kind of power to cleanse the mind, reconnect the head and heart and realign power to the soul. Using a crystalline process Alice has developed over the last 4 years, this collaboration was able to capture an emotion beyond the ordinary experience and realise it into an object.
Over the course of a two-month period of Matthew collecting his tears, Alice took the liquid through a process that formed two singular crystals. The crystals were then formed into a 'Tearring' by Needham.
'ØYEBLIKK' opened the Central Saint Martins MA Press Show on 14th February 2020 at 1 Granary Square, London.
As the story unfolded, each member of the travelling group enters the space, lit by a singular white light. These personas have been on a journey that led them to the space; their hair is wind swept and their skin is flushed, with sweat beads and silver details that glisten in the light.
As the audience questions the origins of the group, they read the printed synopsis left on their seat. On the reverse side is an explanation of each of the pieces worn by the nomads, explaining their origin and materiality.
A moment recreated, a moment to reflect.