Martin Bonney「INTERCONNECTEDNESS」|永續時尚之旅

|Category:Textile design
|Material:Cotton with Silk thread
|Technique:Machine Embroidery and Natural Indigo dyed and Graphite
|Year:2024
|City, Country:London, United Kingdom

Martin Bonney_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

/Artist 藝術家/

A dedicated Ph.D. candidate at the Royal College of Art and a Fellow at the Royal Anthropological Institute, Martin is deeply invested in researching sustainable Craft futures. This focus lies in exploring craft artisans through craft-assembled communities and their practices, processes and products amidst the urgency of the global climate crisis. Beyond academia, Martin is an active craft practitioner, specialising in embroidery and diverse mediums. Previously, a Lecturer in Charge at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore, he led the BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles program. Overseeing a variety of academic responsibilities from curricular to administration and programme design contributing to global fashion within the cultural context of Southeast Asia.

Marin是一名皇家藝術學院的博士候選人,也是皇家人類學研究所的研究員,專注於研究可持續工藝的未來。他的研究重點在於通過工藝組裝的社區來探索工藝藝人及其實踐、過程和產品,特別是在全球氣候危機的緊迫性背景下。除了學術研究外,馬丁還是一位活躍的工藝實踐者,專攻刺繡和各種媒介。此前,他曾在新加坡拉萨尔艺术学院擔任時裝設計和紡織品(榮譽)學士學位課程的負責講師,負責從課程設計到行政管理的各種學術職責,並在東南亞的文化背景下為全球時尚做出貢獻。

Perspectives on Tradition and Future, Sustainability and Fashion, and Life.
關於傳統與未來、永續與時尚生活的看見

Tradition and Future, Sustainability and Fashion, and Life" encapsulates the dynamic interplay between our intertwined heritage and the imperative for innovation beyond conventional human thought to bolster environmental consciousness. Fashion serves as the nexus of this intricate web, gracefully bridging diverse industries and sectors, symbolising the essence of our human existence. It evokes a harmonious synthesis of our joint wisdom, poised to guide us towards forward-thinking, positive futures. Rooted in a steadfast commitment to sustainable practices, it celebrates the vibrancy and resilience of life itself.

“傳統與未來,可持續性與時尚,與生命”這一主題概括了我們交織的傳統與超越傳統思維創新需求之間的動態相互作用,以促進環保意識。時尚作為這個複雜網絡的中心,優雅地連接著各種行業和部門,象徵著我們人類存在的本質。它引發了我們共同智慧的和諧綜合,並引領我們邁向具有前瞻性、積極的未來。植根於對可持續實踐的堅定承諾,時尚慶祝生命的活力和韌性。

Martin Bonney_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

The Concept and Description of the Work
關於參展作品的創作動機與設計理念

In this critical juncture of our existence, we confront the profound impacts of human progress and the comforts of modern life, resulting in planetary devastation. Despite our unparalleled access to knowledge and global connectivity, we grapple with 'wicked problems'—complex challenges stemming from geographical, historical, socio-cultural, economic, and ecological factors. Amidst this complexity, the embroidery work beckons us to pause, entranced by the indigo dye and the circular pattern, offering a moment of serenity. Within this tranquility, we contemplate: How do we unravel the intricate web we've woven into the fabric of our world? This delicate craft inspires introspection on our interconnectedness and the urgent imperative to address our shared challenges. Together, let us pause and envision a more sustainable and harmonious future, one where the threads of our existence are stitched with care and compassion. 

在我們存在的這個關鍵時刻,我們面對著人類進步和現代生活舒適帶來的深遠影響,這導致了地球的毀滅。儘管我們擁有無與倫比的知識和全球連通性,我們仍在應對“棘手的問題”——這些由地理、歷史、社會文化、經濟和生態因素引發的複雜挑戰。在這種複雜性中,刺繡作品召喚我們停下腳步,被靛藍染料和圓形圖案所吸引,享受片刻的寧靜。在這寧靜中,我們思考:如何解開我們編織進世界織物中的複雜網絡?這種精緻的工藝激發了我們對相互聯繫的內省,以及迫切需要解決共同挑戰的緊迫感。讓我們一起停下腳步,展望一個更加可持續和和諧的未來,一個我們存在的線被小心和關愛縫製起來的未來。