Work With Me People
by Bart Hess
“The series of workshops titled Work With Me people has been created by Bart Hess and commissioned by MU gallery. The first workshop featured during Dutch Design Week 2012, soon followed by national and international editions at galleries and exhibitions.
Within the confines of a futuristic sweatshop, the aim of the workshop is to allow people to familiarize with Bart’s work.
Under the strict supervision of a team of cyborg instructors, the participants take part in the making of Bart’s outlandish textiles performing simple, repetitive acts such as dripping, pinning or gluing. Despite the rigid appearance of the sweatshop production line, the workshop actually aims to highlight the importance and beauty of the discrepancies between the handy work of each participant to achieving the organic look of Hess’ textiles.”