Rek by Juuke Schoorl

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With her series ‘Rek’ (stretch in Dutch) Juuke Schoorl explores the aesthetic possibilities of the human skin through a mixture of image capturing techniques. By manipulating this curious stretchable material with various low budget materials like nylon fishing rope and cello tape Schoorl temporarily shapes her subject into surprising textures and shapes. Highlighting not only it’s flexibility and adaptability but also it’s function as our own biological upholstery that aside from it’s protective capabilities could also serve as a medium for aesthetic expression, possibly in the form of a dress less fashion.

All images © Juuke Schoorl

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