Self-portrait made of 250 layers of vertical stacked floor carpet.
This project was realized in collaboration with Ege Carpet A/S.
Face to Face questions how we perceive faces and how our brain plays us tricks when a two-dimensional image is transferred onto a three-dimensional shape.
The installation was part of the exhibition The Tube, at Salone del Mobile Milano 2012. The Tube is promoting Kolding School of Design at the Milan Design week. Each year seven students and graduates are paired up with a Danish company to produce an experience within the frame of a nine-inch cargo container.
The portrait caught the interest of numerous magazines, blogs and other media; Designboom, Arts Threat and Vogue just to mention a few.
The installation has been shown around the world. Most recent at the Lisbon Fashion Week 2014.
In close cooperation with a in-house designers at Ege, the preparation for production were made. Producing the1000m2 carpet needed for the installation took around 30min to run through the carpet injection printer. It took me quite an effort not to blush and keep acting cool, when seeing my face lying all around the factory for several weeks.
Designing an installation took a lot of preparation. I made several small models, and I travelled across the country to meet up with a guy, who did a 3D-scan of my face. This was needed in order to make the CAD-drawing for making the stencils to later cut the carpet from.