~ RCA 2012 Graduates// Imme van der Haak - Beyond the Body


These fantastic images printed on veils come from Royal College of Art graduate Imme van der Haak. Imme has printed photos of people onto silk shrouds so that the wearer’s image is overlaid with someone else’s face and body. Surreal & intriguing images that blur the idea of what you are seeing with the what you think you are seeing. You can also watch the video here.
Beyond the Body, Imme van der Haak
Van der Haak graduated from the college’s Design Products course and Beyond the Body is on display at Show RCA 2012 until 1 July. The course leader is Tord Boontje. Imme received a commendation for the Helen Hamlyn awards 2012
In the designers words:
Beyond the Body
A perception of appearance and identity
'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.'


Imme van der Haak was born and raised in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Imme went on to graduate in 2010 from Artez, the academy of arts in the same city. Following this, she moved to London to begin studying a master in Product Design at London’s reputable Royal College of Art where she graduated in June 2012.
Imme’s work is playful, yet subtle in its approach. She constantly strives to question and challenge our perception of what is ‘normal’, focusing on the everyday, which we might take for granted.
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