How to repurpose a waste stream from the textile printing industry. An investigation into the potential of a ‘black’ ink through collaborations with various disciplines such as art, architecture and fashion applications.
To support the theoretical and practical research I collaborated with scientists, architects, textile-, colour- and screen printing specialists, archives and research institutions and industry.
The publication Afterseason is made in collaboration with graphic designer Dayna Casey. It collects the research of the project Afterseason and shows the many collaborations in the expedition to investigate how in different (creative) disciplines the residual ink from the textile print industry can be applied. The book has the format of 12 double-sided posters hold together by an elastic accompanying an afterword by Ruby Hoette. It is selected for the Best Dutch Design Books 2021 by the student jury. Edition of 100.
Available for €22 at the TextielMuseum shop (Tilburg), Stroom (Den Haag), Page Not Found (Den Haag) or by sending me an email.
Working together with master students from the Wageningen University & Research we came to a procedure to break down the harmful elements of the residual ink in the waste water. By adding a yeast (fungi), sugar and time, the purple ink started to break down and turn around into a green hue. This green hue still has the capacity to be fixed on textile so it became a new colorant.
The Afterseason research is made possible with the support of Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie NL, ArtEZ University of the Arts and Wageningen University & Research