NOMANSLAND / NON SEASONAL COLLECTION_2
Nomansland is defined as a term for an unoccupied land and historically used for the neutral zone between two battle fields during the world war.
We live in the most peaceful times in the history of mankind but we are currently in a brutal war with nature. We are standing in Nomansland.
We need to solve our conflict between culture and nature to find peace within ourselves and to realize that we are nature in the shape of cultural expression.
Nomansland is not yet defined, it is uncertain but it can be everything we imagine. It is on us to decide which story we want to tell and which path we will take...
MELANCHOLIC POINT OF VIEW
THE CRACKS IN THE ICE
Last week the sustainable fashion fair NEONYT took place in Berlin and A NEW PATH was invited to present their products to blogger, magazines and influencers.
As the topic of the fair was WE ARE WATER this sweatshirt was especially designed for this theme.
After seeing the documentary CHASING ICE on the melting ice of the arctic I wanted to communicate the beauty of the fragile icebergs
while at the same time getting the feeling of our connection and responsibility to the cracks in the ice across:
" THE CRACKS IN THE ICE ARE THE SCARS WE ARE LEAVING
BEFORE CHANGING ITS SHAPE INTO RISING OCEANS"
This poem is printed on the left sleeve while the front side print shows an abstract picture of a 2,240 square meter iceberg split off
from the antarctic peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf on July 10-12. (source NASA Archive) On the back side there is a small print with information of the iceberg.
The crew neck is an oversize unisex shape made out of heavy 100% GOTS certified cotton knitted in the UK. The article is available soon as a limited edition made in Germany.
ONE BREATH AROUND THE WORLD
...shows the world below the ocean surface in a literally breath taking way. Without any words we understand our connection to this world. You can not watch the video without being touched by this magical place and their creatures and we need to see, hear and feel it over and over again to remember us on the forgotten dream: how we want to live with this planet.
Video Source: Guillaume Néry /
" THE WHITE SHORE LINE IS THE BORDER TO ANOTHER WORLD UNDER THE SURFACE WHERE THE BEAUTY LIES BEYOND
NO TIME NO SPACE NO MIND THE NOISE OF OUR WORLD FALLS SILENT"
EARTHRISE / NEW PERSPECTIVE
Two historic pictures changed the understanding and the relationship between human and nature significantly:
1953 the decoding of our genetic code and 1968 the first shoot of planet earth out of the Apollo 8. The view of the world changed literally. On the one hand nature was scaled down as never before and on the other hand nature was scaled up overwhelmingly.
The first picture of the blue planet became a symbol for the environmental movement.
"Wenn wir auf die Erde aus dem Weltraum herabschauen, sehen wir diesen erstaunlichen, unbeschreibbar schönen Planeten - der wie ein lebender, atmender Organismus aussieht. Aber gleichzeitig sieht sie sehr verletzlich aus. (...) Jeder, der einmal im Weltraum war, sagt dasselbe, denn es ist sehr auffallend, sehr ernüchternd, dass diese papierdünne Schicht (Atmosphäre) jedes lebende Wesen auf der Erde vor dem Tode bewahrt, vor der Unwirtlichkeit des Weltraums.“
Ron Garan (ISS-Astronaut), im Film „Overview“
Artist Jorien Wiltenburg created the project NEW GEOLOGY made out of beach trash, city trash and rubble. In these objects she simulated the faults and folds of the earth crust's deformation.
Jorien is asking the question of what nature means and how nature is defined in the so called era of the Antropocene. The understanding of nature is not something untouched anymore, but a nature able to be transformed from humans. The questions is: how does this nature will look like?