This DVD features a wide range of Bless' videos from their archives (1998–2006) for the first time, and documents a unique mode of cultural production in 15 movies.
Heralded as one of fashion's most innovative designers, the Paris and Berlin-based duo (Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag) refuses to capitalize on one milieu. Constantly investigating the boundaries of style, Bless slides from fashion to beauty, interior decoration to art exhibition, collaboration with other brands to stylized advertising. Their production, which sits on the fine line between art object and design, high function and high fashion, is always unique and marked by the recycling and adaptation of unexpected items put to use in a totally new way.
Bless is a provocative collaborative project by Desiree Heiss (Freiburg, D 1971) and Ines Kaag (Fürth, D 1970) generating products in the fields of fashion accessories, design and fine art.
Bless have exhibited internationally at the 1st Berlin biennale (1998/99), Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (1999), Centre Pompidou (2000), Manifesta 4 (2002), Palais de Tokyo (2003), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2004), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2003), Goethe-Institut, Tokyo (2005), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2006)...