Naturally Dyed Mouth Masks – Various Designs
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These mouthmasks are made with unbleached cotton fabric and consist of twolayers. Handmade and handcolored with natural dyes following the Japanese Shibori technique.
Each mask has a inner compartment where to place a changeable HEPA filter every time the mask needs to be worn.
One standard adult size fitting. The mask covers nose and mouth until the chin. Elastic ties on the sides which can be closed with a knot at customized lenght.
Greta will donate a part of the profit to a charity supporting the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The multidisciplinary artist Greta Desirée Facchinato has backgrounds in dance, sculpture and artistic research. Her work is a co-mingling between installation, sound-art and performance: a practice which reflects her close relationship to the female body, as appendix for the physical senses - sight, listening, smell, touch. She is intrigued by the creation of relationships of comfort and tension with the audience.
Through storytelling her imagination with drawings, notes and material research her practice has often fortuitous outcomes, soaked in sensual/sexual connotations. Between many fascinations she is attracted to work with materials and elements in order to allude to the body or its garments. Strong consideration is dedicated to the space’s design as a incorporated costume or appendix, which invites and forces specific bodily positions. As a result she aims to draw a fanciful anatomy of the stage, provoking classifications and letting you associate, absorb and invade the stereotypical accomplishment expected from a performer, in this era of consumption. By stepping in her body, grasping materiality, filling our nostrils and hitting the lungs, as sweat may do within a dancer.
Please wash before first use. Machine washable and reusable. Handwash is recommended. Hang dry or gentle wash cycle up to 60 degress with similar colors and tumble dry low. Do not use bleach or fabric softner. It's advisable to wash the masks inside a washing bag or a pillow case to protect the sewings.
Please note that it is normal for the colors to fade after washing.
The Hague, Netherlands
17 cm x 9 cm (unfolded; 17 cm x 15 cm)
END OF LIFE
Recycle with textiles.
THOUGHTS BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Face masks are mandatory since the 1st of June in Dutch public transport.
For us it means there will be a growing number of mass-fabricated one-way masks that are quickly going to be waste. Greta kindly reached out to us and suggested to collaborate. As a visual artist living in The Hague, Greta developed beautiful masks that we very much appreciate ourselves.