Imme van der Haak

Design Products

Beyond the Body

My work focuses on altering the human form by affecting its figure with just one simple intervention. Photos of the human body are printed onto translucent silk, which will create the possibility of physically layering different bodies, ages, generations and identities.

In a dance performance, the moving body manipulates the fabric so the body and the silk become one, distorting our perception or revealing a completely new physical form. The movement then brings this to life.

Beyond the body brings into being an ambiguous image that intrigues, astonishes or sometimes even disturbs.

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Specialism: Platform 10

Supported by: Fonds BKVB, Netherlands Foundation of Visual Arts, Design and Architecture



BA, Product Design, Artez, Academy of Arts, Arnhem, Netherlands, 2010


Ultra Body Exhibition (curated by Beppe Finessi), Sforzesco Castle, London, 2012; Fendi & the RCA, London Design Week, Fendi Flagship Store, London, 2011; Open Source Blinkers, V&A Give Away, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2010; Jewellery and Stop Motions, Bienale Gelderland, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2010