[ISEA2020] Artist Statement: Maartje Dijkstra — Braindrain, TransSwarm Entities, Surface Distortion, Optic Traces

Artist Statement

Tags: Design, Fashion, Manifestations Festival, Performance, Technology

Imagination, electronic music, and complexity in nature are a big source of inspiration for Maartje Dijkstra. She translates and expresses this by using technology as a means to create endless possibilities. Some of the designs are enriched with integrated technical elements that are used to show what is possible, presented as a fashion performance. They are developed together with music producer Newk (NL), him capturing the perfect atmosphere in sound – him having the same style and complex mindset as she has, when producing.

  • Maartje Dijkstra, fashion designer based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She studied at ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem, where she graduated in fashion design. She did an internship at the company of Alexander McQueen in London, where her interests in High Fashion developed. In 2007 she started her own Couture and technology studio, where she designs and creates individualistic, sculptural, innovative and hand-crafted fashion collections, accessories and interactive Couture designs. maartjedijkstra.com