Saskia de Brauw Book Launch – The Accidental Fold
Following on from the exhibition of the same name in 2014, Saskia returns to the Fashion Festival to celebrate the launch of her new book, The Accidental Fold.
From 6pm, conversation with Saskia plus drinks until 8pm
The Accidental Fold explores the hidden beauty of found objects – things dropped or discarded destined to decay and disappear. Saskia de Brauw rescues them from their fate and transforms them into works of fragile beauty. In her words:
“The objects that I bring home have the shape of the ‘passing of time’. For example, a piece of folded paper bearing the shape of a pocket where it had been held for hours, then the traces of the hand that had wrinkled it minutes prior to discarding it. Finally, the folded piece of paper bearing the organic stamp of being trampled by hundreds of footsteps, flattening and folding its surface.”
Saskia has expanded on the exhibition and collated her favourite and most meaningful works into a beautiful new book, which she will launch in the stunning surroundings of Edinburgh’s Surgeons Hall Museums. Join us for a special and intimate evening with one of the industry’s truly unique personalities.
Hosted by James Robinson FSA BIO
Saskia de Brauw BIO