Phoenix: Fashion Worlds of Stephan Hann
Stephan Hann and Karl Borromäus Murr
The inimitable fashions of Stephan Hann are produced from everyday materials like pages of telephone directories, Tetra Pak cartons and plastic carrier bags. These materials are transformed by the artist’s hand into clothes which fascinate us immediately. At the same time his poetic creations provide us with food for thought.
An evening dress made of blister packs, wings of cut scrap paper, a dress of celluloid films: Stephan Hann’s impressive fashion creations consist entirely of items we usually do not pay attention to or may even throw away. Hann thus emphasises the unique value of each object as he transforms apparently worthless materials into memorable art. Through the processing of the fabrics he not only points out their memorable features but also makes his objects into powerful ambassadors of our cultural memory.