House of Boing aims to add kinetics to people’s lives in a bid to remind them of curiosity and excitement experienced most strongly in childhood. We try to fashion objects and environments re-connecting us to that childlike enthusiasm, the instant reaction to new and exciting objects and activities that a majority of “adults” have lost somewhere along the way. We are playing with the interaction and relation between wearer’s and their clothing. What would happen if the clothes had a live of their own?
What would be the wearer's reaction to this movement that was acting independently from them but was nevertheless increased by their own movement? Would they cease to move, or change and adapt their movements accordingly? Might it be possible to take a glimpse at the wearer’s characteristics, perhaps more openly visible through this improvised, instant reaction and change of motion?
In order to achieve this we have brought together designers, musicians, dancers, actors, acrobats, scenographers, film makers and photographers to create collaborative works in site-specific projects, installations, environments and film work. House of Boing was started in 2000 with its founding member Sandra Bamminger completing a fashion degree at the renowned Saint Martins College and completion of work experience placements for Clements/Ribeiro, Jessica Ogden and Eley/Kishimoto.
During this prolific time period (2000-2011) we have collaborated with various other artists and performers in shows, performances and art installations. These included independent fashion shows and exhibtions in and around London, Liverpool, the Hague and Vienna. Collaborations featuring performance pieces for Siobhan Davies Dance, Martina Topley-Bird, the Glastonbury festival, Sadler's Wells "Lilian Baylis" Theatre, The Albany Theatre, the Bonnie Bird Theatre, the MuseumsQuartier as well as for AICI at the Paris Fashion Week.
Currently, our founding member Sandra Bamminger is redirecting her focus on textile art, installations and teaching methods alongside teaching in youth centres, Fashion Illustration classes and finishing a teaching degree at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.