“Details of a garment
Hierarchy within a garment
Research analysing the importance of details within a white shirt.
Taking certain elements (cuff, collar, opening with buttons) out of context to show their effect on the characteristics of the shirt and how they create a hierarchy between the parts by showing what accessories make a plain shirt to a formal wear. I wanted to take a closer look at these details to see what happens if I use them as standalone bits, will they still carry their associated meanings under changed circumstances, or they loose it.”
“Garment” is a book on A2 format, which was made for a video work produced by textile artist Ezter Kiss.
This book starts with a video, and ends with video. Books, as still objects, are generally hard to find a link to connect with video. Static mental images and moving visual images are the biggest distinction between books and videos. Han tried to find a unique way to convert static images into dynamic ones. After some research and experimentation, he decided to adapt the tearing from original video work to solve this problem. Another reason for adapting this tearing method was because he was aware that the whole video work is about tearing the shirt, and he wanted to bring this method into the publication as well. He calls this as motion between pages.