The BLOB research started as an attempt to make grown-ups play again. By creating huge huggable volumes I wanted to trigger a certain playfulness, while providing the comfort, closeness and affection one may need from time to time. The research had two main working areas.
Firstly, I wanted 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, comfort and care for grown-ups. After the first promising experiments in this curated space it became clear modifications had to be made. A question that came up was whether and how I could document this space and the audience/performers.
Secondly, the BLOBS served as props for the performance I made to graduate my bachelor. The performance lasts 40 minutes and was very visuals-based, one could perceive it as a series of images. The performance touched 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 were crucial for 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.