Twist, hidden and shy were the concepts found during the initial exercises that triggered these three visual experimentations. The idea was to create the illusion that each of these objects is reflected in a mirror, however when you turn it it is possible to see that it is actually a symmetrical object that, once opened, reveals its hidden content. The title “Capicua” alludes to a Portuguese word which means palindrome and, in this case, it refers to the visual and three-dimensional palindromes created.
Being born to a German/Portuguese couple and growing up on a farm with horses and lots of GTA playing contributed to a quite eclectic range of references. Lisbon, Portugal, is Lisa’s hometown, but Geneva, Switzerland, is her worktown for now, as she is currently attending the Spaces & Communication Masters at HEAD-Genève. Not a fan of long walks on the beach, but an avid consumer of curiosities, her biggest passion is the next thing that she hasn’t learnt yet.
To create this piece, Lisa Hartje Moura started by drawing a photo of Yayoi Kusama’s “Give me Love” without looking at the paper, this was the result:
The second step of the process was to create a dress following the words suggested by that drawing:
Lisa’s keywords born from these were: TWIST, HIDDEN, SHY
And she started working on her project.