Hajime Sorayama has realized a giant robot at the men’s Dior’s Pre-Fall 2019 in Tokyo. The video, distributed on Dezeen, shows that the figure was taken from a block of polystyrene, subsequently coated with multiple layers of aluminum paint, which took a total work there about three days. As the artist states:
“I’ve never created a statue this big before. I got excited by the idea of doing something new”.
The figure is very similar to the robot of the very famous silent cult film of 1927, Metropolis by Fritz Lang, which is reinterpreted in a modern way. But the passion for robots has always been part of his artistic practice, which is now his distinctive feature for 40 years; for this version dedicated to the haute couture brand Hajime has inserted the golden garter detail running along her right thigh, where the Dior name is carved with a bespoke futuristic font, capable of lighting up when needed.
The work was inserted in a context with Japanese references, with a graphic of pink cherry blossoms on the surrounding floor, a mix of tradition and modernity to which the brand is inspired by its creations.
Watch the video below.