The main idea of the "Dust Flag" collection is related to the sound sequence as an integral part of the visual image. I’ve designed the collection inspired by the sound of the fabric fluttering in the wind and reproducing continuous infinite rhythm, creating sculptural structures. This sound of the fluttering flag as the flash of the cultural process remains in the perpetual movement and dust reflects the sediments of the cultural process, blown with the wind and dust storms. A natural sound, recognizable from wearing the clothes in a windy weather, was chosen during the work process. How is this sound altering visual perception and relations to the further processes? How is visual relation developing impacted by the sound?
In my previous collection 404/error I was influenced by the sound and the noise from an electrical discharge, realizing the quality of the natural origin and ability of visualization. Previous collaborations with composer Aija Alsina and sound artist Sasha Gesta, to create sound for collections to present hem in show and exhibitions. In this way I came to the sound as an important factor and I continued to study the connection between the sound with the visual.
I continued to investigate the connection between the sound and visuals in my collection, digging into the different subcultures where music and sound is influencing the visual apparel. I had a closer look at the origins of the punk subculture, where music was a voice clearly reflecting the pronounced clothing, scenting the events of the time in New York and London and their impact on the periods of the development of the subculture. The relation of the sound is important not only as an integral part of the visual apparel, but also as a part of the particular moments in time.
The collection “Dust Flag” is reflecting the connection between the moment in time and the moment when the sound originated. It is depicting it in the two dimensional volumes, reflecting the “effect of the sound wave” on to the base of the grid. The collection was photographed in the selected location thanks to the photographer Kristīne Krauze-Slucka. She has spotted the location four years ago and was waiting for the right collection. Photo shoot and video was produced in cooperation with the following team.