FILM/EXHIBITIONS

FASHION FILM/EXHIBITION /  

 

Jens Laugesen has been recognised as a pioneer in fashion film since collaborating with Nick Knight for FAITH IN CHAOS film in 2004 and has since been a contributor for SHOWstudio.

He re-launched his eponymous brand in 2018 with support from Danish Arts Foundation. A new design trilogy resulted in 3 new fashion films EDEN, PERSONA DOUBLE and GENESIS were showcased internationally in London, Paris, Copenhagen and Los Angeles.

PERSONA DOUBLE by Thurstan Redding

and Anders Sølvsten Thomsen

GENERICSENS 2.0  / LONDON FASHION WEEK 2021

Jens Laugesen will showcase a new film collaboration with  Belgian Video/Photographer Jean François Carly and film editor Maxim Young revisiting a long-standing collaboration going back to the launch of Laugesen’s brand in the early 00s.

VIRTUAL GALLERY /

The GENERICSENS 2.0 project pays homage to the timeless gender fluid nature of the eponymous brand’s hybrid designs ethos and the unisex GENERIC SENS street credible designs for a unisex Japanese and international audience.

The collaborative project documents iconic hybrid design pieces from the JENS LAUGESEN Archive in different analogue/digital glitch video outcomes. 

CLICK on ENTER EXHIBITION in the virtual gallery below to experience the GENERICSENS 2.0 virtual exhibition.

Supported by STATENS KUNSTFOND /

DANISH ARTS FOUNDATION 

-WLFW FILM PRESENTATION /

The GENERICSENS 2.0 film is a triptych split-screen film format, documenting the mirrored straight-up of selected members of the East London LGBTQ+ club kids community turning into the trance of techno, which seems like a perfect metaphor of the creative isolation during lockdown.

The LFE presentation also features an Q&A with fashion journalist Steve Salter.

GENESIS  / SIRIN GALLERY Copenhagen 2020

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GENESIS

An art/fashion film collaboration between Danish art photographer Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen and fashion designer and video artist Jens Laugesen.

The film is a poetic analogy that merges the androgynous design ideas behind Jens Laugesen’s hybrid design language and the avant-garde mirror-reflective vision of art photographer Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen.

Supported by STATENS KUNSTFOND / DANISH ARTS FOUNDATION / SAGA FURS 

EXHIBITION /

Inspired by 9/11 Jens Laugesen came up with his own design philosophy named Hybrid Reconstruction.  Deconstructed fragments of clothing and concepts are reconstructed into new metamodern in-between hybrids, that were exhibited in the GENESIS exhibition.

PERSONA DOUBLE  / London, Paris & Copenhagen 2019

Film collaboration with photographer Thurstan Redding and Stylist Anders Sølvsten Thomsen comissioned for RE-EDITION magazine. the film was showcased in London, Paris and Copenhagen Fashion Weeks.

PERSONA DOUBLE

Inspired by the cinematographic worlds of Ingmar Bergman and Brian de Palma, the collection takes its inspiration in real/unreal women situated in a meta-modern post-industrial setting, on and off stage, reconciling a certain nostalgia for the past with a vision of a disturbing dark present tense and digitally glitchched future possible.

Supported by STATENS KUNSTFOND / DANISH ARTS FOUNDATION / SAGA FURS 

Art/fashion installation at SORT/HVID theatre during Copenhagen Fashion Week.

EDEN  / LONDON Fashion Week 2019

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Supported by STATENS KUNSTFOND / DANISH ARTS FOUNDATION / SAGA FURS /  S.N.S HERNING / SOPHIE HALLETTE / MANNEKIN / LONDON FASHION WEEK

EDEN / HYRECONS 01 /

The film title EDEN – the woman who fell to earth is a homage to the futuristic vision of Nicholas Roeg in the iconic film featuring David Bowie, projecting several facets of an alien man descending on earth. 

The reconstructed time-lapse film, directed by photographer Simon Eeles and styled by Anders Sølvsten Thomsen, takes place in an imaginary space oscillating between past and present, depicturing a woman’s search for purpose.

The glitch aesthetic is marked by a pre/post-digital hybrid aesthetic that explores the relationship between inner and outer emotions.The film were shortlisted for fashion film nominations in Los Angeles, 

 

Exhibition in London Fashion Week.

DIGITAL GLITCH CAMPAIGN

By Jens Laugesen & Maxim Young

MAY  / EURO CSG GALLERY  Paris Fashion Week 2006

As is the first instalment of the INTERIØR trilogy, MAY was first showcased for the JENS LAUGESEN presentation at the EURO RSCG gallery in Paris Fashion Week in March 2006 in collaboration with SHOWstudio.

MAY  

by Marcus Werner Hed

and Jens Laugesen

“May” is a dark interior portrait of a woman who expresses emotions instead of normal acts of seduction.

Featuring top model Lykke May, the film takes its inspiration from Danish 19th-century painter Vilhelm Hammershøi’s work, specifically from his painting “Portrait of a young girl”.

As homage to Hammershøi’s silent abstract interiors, the short film is a static shot of Danish model May Anderson, combined with abstract shapes originating in the design of Jens Laugesens autumn winter 0607 collection.

 

HRaVE / Hybrid Reconstruction after Valie Export

DANISH DESIGN CENTRE  Copenhagen 2006

by Marcus Werner Hed and Jens Laugesen.

HR:aVE is a time-based portrait of both models and collaborators wearing garments and outfits from Jens Laugesen’s AW 0405 collection.

As homage to the Austrian artist, Valie Export’s video from 1976 “Raumsehen und Raumhoren”, the film sets out to visualize the hybrid, intellectual morphing that Jens Laugesen uses as an important creative tool in the building of his collections.

The film is a single screen work, utilizing a split screen; slicing the participants portraits and silhouettes in half and reassembling them in haphazard juxtapositions; thus mixing genders and participants to illustrate the philosophy of genderless clothing that is at the core of Jens Laugesens designs ethos.

FAITH IN CHAOS

by Nick Knight and Jens Laugesen              for SHOWstudio

 

UNIK: DANISH FASHION at DANISH DESIGN CENTRE  Copenhagen 2005

FAITH IN CHAOS, a film collaboration by Jens Laugesen and photographer Nick Knight, captures unparalleled access to Laugesen fitting the spring-summer 04 collection in the run-up of his third catwalk presentation at London Fashion Week.

FAITH IN CHAOS /

The film is a time-lapse piece shot by Nick Knight, which shows how Laugesen works to construct the silhouette of each garment around the body.

The mood in this film is inspired by the design philosophy of the GROUND ZERO Trilogy and the idea of “morphing” different garments into each other. The collaboration led to the discovery of the fast-forwarding “pixel winds” generating digital glitch.

PIXEL-WINDS /

The slice-cutting fragmentation of the turning images inspired Jens Laugesens future work, resulting in the signature slice-cut tuxedo jacket he developed for the first time for AW 0405.

 

UNIK: DANISH FASHION /

The film was created for the audience of SHOWstudio and was first screened at Jens Laugesen’s LFW show, in September 2003 and then later in Tokyo during Fashion Week with a pop-up exhibition in the Addition Adelaide store.

FAITH IN CHAOS was also the centrepiece of an individual installation for the UNIK; DANISH FASHION exhibition curated for DANISH DESIGN CENTRE that also travelled to museums in Berlin and Switzerland.

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