The RETROreflexion exhibition by Annabella Konstantaras and Adriano Renzullo shows reflecting light objects and textile works that are a continuation of their works from 2018.
The choice of clothes today constitutes a game between individuality and uniformity, attempting to underline the complexity of an individual's identity on the surface of the body. Dealing with opposites such as we find between nature and artificiality is therefore part of this expressive form. Compositions with light have a special fascination for the wearers. On the one hand, they emphasize the personality of the "illuminated form" by distinguishing it from the surrounding darkness of night, thereby simultaneously offering the wearer a safety aspect in an urban context. On the other hand, a permanent artificial light source underlines the weak point in modern, technical clothing - energy supply. For some years now, work in this area has focused on the use of existing energy and light sources, e.g. mobile phones or headlights.
When the initially inconspicuous fibers and elements that are woven into the clothing are illuminated, they reflect incident radiation towards the light source. The interplay of visibility and invisibility - a dialogue with the environment and with the desire for new light and energy management in cities.
Professional bespoke tailor, studied Digital Media at the FH Darmstadt and Time-based Media, qualifying with BA degree at the HS Mainz, has been working as a freelance designer since 2011.
Adriano Renzullo: Self-employed carpenter in the field of exhibitions, individual trade fairs and interior design since 2001.