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Evolution

Creative archives can trace the development of a creative practice through different threads. Lessons can be learnt along this journey.

  • Can the journey of an idea be seen through the archive?
  • How can the threads of an idea from conception to realisation be traced?
  • How do you trace the journey of an idea in your own practice?

‘Spinal Column Dress’ from Primitive Streak, 1997 by Helen and Kate Storey (Photo by Justine; modelled by Korinna at Models 1) ‘Heart Tubes and Diaphragm Descending Dress’ from Primitive Streak, 1997 by Helen and Kate Storey (Photo by Justine; modelled by Korinna at Models 1) ‘Heart Tube Hat’ from Primitive Streak, 1997 by Helen and Kate Storey (Photo by Justine; modelled by Korinna at Models 1) ‘Red Fur Neurulation Dress’, by Helen and Kate Storey, from Primitive Streak, 1997 (Illustration by Helen Storey, 2002) ‘Neural Induction Dress (Indian Streak)’ from Primitive Streak, 1997 by Helen and Kate Storey (Photo by Justine; modelled by Korinna at Models 1) ‘Primitive Streak Dress (African Streak) from Primitive Streak, 1997 by Helen and Kate Storey (Photo by Justine; modelled by Korinna at Models 1) ‘Implantation Dress’ from Primitive Streak, 1997 by Helen and Kate Storey (Photo by Justine; modelled by Korinna at Models 1) ‘Double DNA Dress’ from Primitive Streak, 1997 by Helen and Kate Storey (Photo by Justine; modelled by Korinna at Models 1) ‘Nerve Net Dress’ from Primitive Streak, 1997 by Helen and Kate Storey (Photo by Justine; modelled by Korinna at Models 1) ‘Neural Induction Dress (Indian Streak)’ from Primitive Streak, 1997 by Helen and Kate Storey (Photo by Justine; modelled by Korinna at Models 1) ‘Anaphase Dress’ from Primitive Streak, 1997 by Helen and Kate Storey (Photo by Justine; modelled by Korinna at Models 1) ‘Sperm Cage’ from Primitive Streak, 1997 by Helen and Kate Storey (Photo by Justine; modelled by Korinna at Models 1) ‘Sperm Cage’ from Primitive Streak, 1997 by Helen and Kate Storey (Photo by Justine; modelled by Korinna at Models 1) ‘Sperm Cage’ from Primitive Streak, 1997 by Helen and Kate Storey (Photo by Justine; modelled by Korinna at Models 1) Portrait of Helen and Kate Storey for Chris Maume’s (1997) ‘Biology of a sister act’, Independent on Sunday, 28 September 1997 (Photo by John Lawrence) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe; the models selected their own dresses from the collection) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe; the models selected their own dresses from the collection) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe; the models selected their own dresses from the collection) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe; the models selected their own dresses from the collection) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe; the models selected their own dresses from the collection) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe; the models selected their own dresses from the collection) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe; the models selected their own dresses from the collection) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe; the models selected their own dresses from the collection) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe; the models selected their own dresses from the collection) Textile Sample for Design 11 in Primitive Streak, created with Trish Belford (Scanned by HSF & Kingston University, 2015) Textile Sample for Design 11 in Primitive Streak, created with Trish Belford (Scanned by HSF & Kingston University, 2015) ‘Embroidery sponge for sperms representation’, Textile Sample for Design 5 in Primitive Streak, created with Trish Belford and unknown Japanese student from London College of Fashion (Scanned by HSF & Kingston University, 2015) ‘Chromosomes on silk’, Textile Sample for Design 7 in Primitive Streak, created with Trish Belford (Scanned by HSF & Kingston University, 2015) Contact sheet of photographs for Chris Maume’s (1997) ‘Biology of a sister act’, Independent on Sunday, 28 September 1997 (Photos by John Lawrence) Textile Sample for ‘DNA Sequence’, Design 8 in Primitive Streak, created with Trish Belford (Scanned by HSF & Kingston University, 2015) Textile Sample for Primitive Streak, created with Trish Belford (Scanned by HSF & Kingston University, 2015) Helen Storey (1999) ‘Shanghai Surprise’, in Vogue (UK), January 1999, pp. 36-37. Nicci Gerrard (1998) ‘Yangtze doodle dandy’, The Observer, 11 October 1998. Chris Maume (1997) ‘Biology of a sister act’, Independent on Sunday, 28 September 1997. Primitive Streak, 1997 photo by Justine in Reva Klein (2006) ‘Where science and art meet’, The Times Educational Supplement, 19 May 2006. Reva Klein (2006) ‘Where science and art meet’, The Times Educational Supplement, 19 May 2006. Photo of Primitive Streak, 1997 by Jason Lowe in Peter Wollen (2001) Addressing the Century: 100 years of art and fashion. London: Hayward Gallery, p. 102. Photo of Primitive Streak, 1997 by Jason Lowe in Peter Wollen (2001) Addressing the Century: 100 years of art and fashion. London: Hayward Gallery, p. 67. ‘Double DNA Dress’ from Primitive Streak, 1997 by Helen and Kate Storey (Photo by Justine; modelled by Korinna at Models 1) Helen Storey in the studio on Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe) Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Institute of Contemporary Arts in China catalogue featuring Primitive Streak, 1998 Institute of Contemporary Arts in China catalogue featuring Primitive Streak, 1998 Institute of Contemporary Arts in China catalogue featuring Primitive Streak, 1998 Institute of Contemporary Arts in China catalogue featuring Primitive Streak, 1998 Photo of Primitive Streak, 1997 by Justine in catalogue for Addressing the Century: 100 years of art and fashion (1998) Hayward Gallery, London Primitive Streak at Cornerhouse, Manchester, 1998, catalogue, p. 7. Primitive Streak at Cornerhouse, Manchester, 1998, postcard Primitive Streak at Cornerhouse, Manchester, 1998, postcard Front cover of catalogue for Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Primitive Streak opening at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Helen Storey working in the studio on Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photographer unknown) Creative Lab booklet, featuring Primitive Streak, 2004, in association with Arts Council/Creative Partnerships, pp. 12-13. Front cover of Pfizer catalogue for Primitive Streak, 1998 Eva van den Berg (2005) ‘La línea primitiva’, National Geographic (Spain), May 2005. Primitive Streak image by Justine in ‘Body Chemistry’, The Business, Weekend Financial Times, 30 June 2001, p. 31. ‘Red Fur Neurulation Dress’, by Helen and Kate Storey, from Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Jason Lowe) ‘Red Fur Neurulation Dress’, by Helen and Kate Storey, from Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Justine, modelled by Korinna at Models 1) Detail of ‘Red Fur Neurulation Dress’, by Helen and Kate Storey, from Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Ezzidin Alwan for HSF & Kingston University, 2015) ‘Red Fur Neurulation Dress’, by Helen and Kate Storey, from Primitive Streak, 1997 (Photo by Ezzidin Alwan for HSF & Kingston University, 2015)