Elizabeth Delfs (*1984) is a visual artist from Fremantle, Western Australia. Delfs completed a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design at Curtin University in 2006 and has since exhibited in group, solo and two person shows throughout Australia, Germany, Japan and California. In 2011 Delfs will complete residencies in Iceland and Berlin, developing work for exhibitions in Australia and Taiwan. Recent projects include collaborations for theatre and fashion, as well as realizing her first public art project in Perth, Western Australia. Delfs regularly teaches in art, fashion, interior architecture and design within universities and has held positions at the Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth Galleries and Artsource: The Artists Foundation of WA. In 2009 she completed internships in New York, as well as developing and managing a pop up Artist Run Initiative in Perth delivering a series of exhibitions by emerging Western Australian artists. Delfs recently presented as one of 40 international creatives at the prestigious AGIdeas International Design Week 2011 and was a judge for an international student design competition for the Landscape Architecture Department at RMIT University, Melbourne. Her work is held in private collections in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. (http://elizabethdelfs.blogspot.com/)
Revolutions Series 2011-2013
Located in the nexus where fashion and architecture collide, Delfs uses light industrial and dress materials with textile processes to create objects that vacillate between habitations and figurative sculptures. The enigmatic combination of material and process evokes movement changing mass, and shifting surface. Applied to the body, the objects envelope and distort the silhouette. Installed, they create an unfamiliar sensuality by erupting from surfaces, recalling corporeal and architectonic topographies. Luminous prismatic shapes tend to hover in space, on the floor or attached to walls. No-orientable surfaces orchestrate interplay of reconfigurable forms which imply continuous expansion and protracted stillness. Outcomes often blur the line between interior/exterior, object/surface, gender/genderless, nature/culture, garment/architecture.