The BLOB research started as an attempt to make grown-ups play again. By creating huge huggable volumes I want to trigger a certain playfulness, while providing the comfort, closeness and affection one may need from time to time. This research is ongoing at the moment and has two main working areas.
Firstly, I want to create a space where the presence of the BLOBS is enough to get activated by the public. I’m curious how a safe space filled with BLOBS could trigger playfulness, kindness and comfort for grown-ups. The first experiments in this created space were promising, although modifications have to be made. A question that arises is whether and how I will document this space and the audience/performers.
Secondly, the BLOBS serve as props for the performance I made to graduate my bachelor. The performance lasts 40 minutes and is very visuals-based, one could perceive it as a series of images. The performance touches the subject of the female body and the way it is perceived in society, with references to pop-culture. The juxtaposition of my body and the BLOBS are crucial to the atmosphere created during the performance.
The blobs are made following a sequence of self-imposed rules that cover texture, form and colour.
In the pictures you see the first research results.