Do you want to go out with me?
The Bernhard Willhelm-girl meets the Stephan Schneider-boy
At first glance Bernhard Willhelm and Stephan Schneider do not seem to go well together. One gambles, dreams and is childishly naive, the other is sensitive, introvert and inconspicuous. But at second glance, parallels can be found. Both made it possible to create a fashion image different from the usual fashion standard, expressing a search for one’s own identity. These links will be reflected in the nurseries of the Willhelm girl and the Schneider boy. The exhibition room represents the microcosm of its inhabitants and displays their images of the world. Souvenirs and nostalgia are transcribed by banal, every-day events and by a game of proportions and details. Let’s see if both different characters can share a room.
Society and search of identity as a possible expression form in fashion design are therefore the main spring in their work. These connections are reflected in the exhibition spaces: these become the bedrooms of the Bernhard Willhelm-Girl and of the Stephan Schneider-Boy. Both the units represent in their spatial organisation the qualities of their inhabitant and consequently their worlds. The Stephan Schneider-Boy likes to sit at his table at the window and work – he enjoys the fresh air, while the Bernhard Willhelm-Girl tosses and turn in her bed and dreams.
Opening with an intervention
Mode Depesche communicates fashion. It uses a language that is articulate, reflective and ironic, combined with top-notch illustration and photographic contributions that are poetic, clever, humorous and imaginative to do justice to the many-facetted fashion cosmos. Although Mode Depesche defines itself as a fashion-philosophical publication, readers require no previous or specialized knowledge to comprehend or be stimulated by its contents. Needless to say, the editorial focus goes way beyond declaring red to be the new black or celebrating the comeback of the miniskirt. Fashion has more to say and its function is far more profound than that. (from: www.modedepesche.de)
A statement by WangInc.:
“…At age eleven, I was invited to my first dance and I practiced for hours in front of the TV in order to be a great dancer like “Tarzan Boy “. Of course, moving like an ape meant I didn’t have a lot of success with the girls. At thirteen, my ears fell in love with Duran Duran but being a wild child I didn’t have much success there either. Then in high school I discovered the underground music scene: Joy Division, the Cure, Crass and the group that a few years earlier seemed to me to be the name of a dick, the Sex pistols. Being a mysterious rebel who goes against the current earned me points with women. My adolescence ended with an unbearable infatuation that I got after listening to the Violent Femmes.”
Personal song list on the subject of „Becoming an adult“:
The Cure: a forest
Sugarcubes: Leash Called Love P
Pixies: monkey gone to heaven
Lil Louies: french kiss
Dee-Lite: groove is in your heart
Talking Heads: once in a lifetime
Herbie Hancock: Rock it
Joe Smooth: promised land
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio
ff Südtiroler Wochenmagazin
Selva Style International
Lungomare, a cultural association founded in Bolzano in 2003, was created from the desire and necessity to open a space in which to share differences, experiences, opinions and desires, a space in which to make the link between cultural production and the political and social dimension. Lungomare undertakes projects that investigate and test possible relationships between design, architecture, urban planning, art and theory, the results of which are presented in different formats: public discussions, conferences, publications, exhibitions and interventions in public spaces. All these formats are characterised by the intention to interact with cultural and socio-political processes relating to the region in which Lungomare is located.
Currently Lungomare’s activities focus on long-term residency projects, a format whereby Lungomare invites guests to engage and interact within the context of South Tyrol. Lungomare’s activities are based on three principles: specific attention to the context in which the association’s projects are undertaken, the transdisciplinary approach that distinguishes these projects, and reflection on the role of Lungomare as a cultural institution in connection with the region in which it operates.
2003 Angelika Burtscher and Daniele Lupo found Lungomare
2003 – 2005 curators: Patrizia Bertolini, Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Manuela Demattio, Paul Peter Hofer, Brita Köhler, Daniele Lupo
2005 – 2013 curators: Angelika Burtscher e Daniele Lupo
2011 – 2013 a new scientific committee is established: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Vincenzo Mancuso, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher, Heimo Prünster
from 2014 curators: Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Lisa Mazza, Paolo Plotegher
2014 start of the Lungomare residency programme
Lungomare is located at the edge of Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, and relates to the context in which it operates, attempting to highlight the dynamics of change. Large urbanized areas alternate with broad areas of intensive cultivation and yet others of picturesque landscape, all of which penetrate the centre of the city. The city is surrounded by mountains and this is one of the reasons why the tourism industry has become a driving force in this locality. The demographic structure of the city has been characterized for a long time by the coexistence of two populations, those speaking German and those speaking Italian. However, the social and demographic composition of Alto Adige Südtirol is changing. Migrants, including those from non-European countries are making their way to the area to settle, whilst others, including political refugees, are flowing through the region.