Michael Marcy Design Gallery
Presenting Igor Dieryck
My MA collection is inspired by a reflection on the place of hotel staff within their establishment. It is a mix of my interest in the contemporary world (societal and political problems) and a freer artistic experimentation.
Having the firsthand experience of working for several years at the reception of a hotel, I was able to see the wide variety of complex and subtle relations between the different protagonists sharing the space of the hotel lobby. What are the rules to follow, the etiquette and codes to use in order to blend in with the decor?
YESSIR is also an extension on a research into the role of the uniform. What message does it send? Is there any way to appropriate this uniform, in order to regain power over one’s role in society? The contrast between a strict three-piece suit and a sweatshirt from the streetwear wardrobe that is dear to me and that corresponds to the reality of the (real) world of these employees.
The main objective of this collection is to highlight those who, too often, are ignored and concealed by a system that does not give them the place to be powerful.