Endless forms most beautiful
“From so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”
- Charles Darwin
Endless Form Most Beautiful is a series of 1m x 1m wall relief sculptures that take their name from Charles Darwin's seminal scientific work The Origin of Species. Darwin’s theory foregrounded variation, traits and adaptations that differentiate species through a theory of evolution manifested through form. Darwin stated, “There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.” Our works continued an ongoing research in soft cast techniques we have been developing over a decade through the use of patterned textiles.
When asked to participate in Zaha Hadid’s exhibition titled “The Extraordinary Process” at the London Gallery, Maison Mais Non we thought to contribute works that challenged the boundaries of architecture and fashion. The exhibition curated by Lou Stoppard of SHOWstudio and advised by Hans Ulrich Obrist brought together contemporary fashion designers Peter Do, Phoebe English, Iris van Herpen, Stephen Jones, Krystyna Kozhoma, Nasir Mazhar, Minimaforms, Patrik Schumacher and XO in dialogue. We contributed three works. In total to the show; Emotive City which was in dialogue with Iris van Herpen, Swarm body, and four wall reliefs in our Endless Forms Most Beautiful series.
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