My name is Ruben Theo Kost, and for a long time now I have known that I love to create, dress up and dress down. I started by dressing my friends and photographing them for fun and games. Since my friends always had a positive response to my peculiar way of dressing, I continued with this inclination. Photographing (preferably in analogue) and playing with clothes recovered from flea markets. After high school my interests leaned towards neuroscience and neuroaesthetics, but my lack of interest in scientific subjects prevented me from directing my studies towards these fields. So not knowing exactly what to study and dissatisfaction with the village life of the areas I came from led me to take a crazy trip to South Africa where I really came into contact with the culture of dressing. In Johannesburg and Cape Town, places so far away from the “fashion capitals” of Europe, I would never have thought that people, even if they have less money, care much more about dressing and building themselves up through clothes. In those cities teeming with subcultures and a passion for design, I was spurred on by new friendships to continue on the path towards design. I was lucky enough to have been selected for the Fashion Design and Multimedia Arts course at the IUAV University on my return to Italy. This last experience gave me the tools to dabble even more with this passion. I alternate between different interests such as design, photography, music production, videomaking, BMXing, Djing, cooking and practically everything related to creativity; unfortunately, I get bored very soon of what I do, so I feel the need to switch from one interest to another as soon as I feel unsatisfied.
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My sources of inspiration are too many. I could say that my source of inspiration is the world in its entirety, but perhaps that is too ambiguous.
For my latest project I was inspired by the sea, which has accompanied me since I was born, beach life, the sun, plants, but also cinema (the real one), my great passion which I would like to aspire to one day, in particular the kaleidoscopic film “La decima vittima” by Elio Petri. The introduction to the situationist movement, however, lies at the heart of my project. Elements such as the ‘constructed situation’ and the ‘psychogeographical drift’ have inspired my project in its entirety. The idea of uniting all these elements led me to the creation of Eklektekós (a Greek term that is at the origin of eclectic thinking): a project in the making that aims at the situationist idea of expanding the non-mediocre part of life, diminishing, as far as possible, its null moments, through an eclectic creative process, the attitude of someone who picks out from different doctrines what is similar and tries to harmonise it in a new synthesis.
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