Stephan Friedli is a Copenhagen based creative front-end developer and a digital designer who loves to bring clarity to complex concepts through design. He completed a BA in Design and Visual Communications at School of Design – Bern und Biel.
Ulrik Martin Larsen received his MA in Fashion design from the Royal Danidsh Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 2018. He operates at the cross section where performing arts and fashion meet with an emphasis on body, movement and performance and he has participated in several international exhibitions, amongst these Fashionclash, Moment, Dressed Integrity, MoBA13 and Iffti15. He is currently at The Swedish School of Textiles, working as a teacher and researcher, his PhD thesis Dressing Wearing was published in November 2016.
PUTPUT is a collaboration between Ulrik Martin Larsen and Stephan Friedli, where try to navigate the intersections where photography, sculpture and design meet. Their ethos is highlighted here:
An extract from their website : ‘We undertake a meticulous interrogation and research of our immediate surroundings through ideas and concepts to purposely build connections between meaning, expression and artifact; reinventing and reconfiguring the context and expression of objects leads to new questions that beg to be answered through the objects and images themselves. We set out to create self-explanatory images that challenge perception through juxtapositions of objects, both manmade and natural in the hope that the viewer might look twice…or more and to maybe upon that second glance discover something unexpected or unseen’
PUTPUT contributed to the 2016 Copenhagen Photo Festival: Photo city with ‘Photography On’ where they explored customization as the new mass production. Creating a show as a reaction to the overload of imagery we live amongst and the numbness we have inherently developed for it, PUTPUT made a selection of image-based objects. With their version of these mundane objects, they confront us with our automatic view towards the printed objects that we constantly surround ourselves with. PUTPUT encourages us to open our eyes again and think about the use of photography in our everyday lives.