Friday, December 16, 2011
the beginning shows my idea of layering clothes by getting dressed (ideally almost synchronized). Then I experimented with layering some animation images I'm working with inbetween, as well as at the end of the video.
thank you! and sorry again...
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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Sunday, December 4, 2011
On Sunday night, the fashion collective Three as Four opened its highly anticipated exhibition “Insalaam Inshalom” at the Beit Ha’Ir Center for Urban Culture in Tel Aviv, bringing to fruition a project over two years in the making. Covering the walls of the four-story building in fabric printed with their spring collection’s central motifs, which are made of a mix of Muslim and Jewish symbols, the designers Gabi Asfour, Adi Gil and Ange Donhauser invited 10 artists to show works that relate to the project’s central notion: that Judaism and Islam can live side by side. “We’ve accumulated the energy of artists and performers who are like-minded,” Asfour said. “We tried to balance things from all sides, though it’s always difficult.”
Featured in the show are pieces by Yoko Ono, Joseph Dadoune and Jessica Mitrani, to name a few. Installations, video works, textiles and photography are among the works on display throughout the center’s “Insalaam Inshalom”-patterned walls. The performers at Sunday’s event included the Cyprus-born, New York-based director/choreographer Maria Hassabi, who wore cotton overalls from the Three as Four collection. Carrying a rolled-up rug on her slight frame, she slowly made her way down a flight of stairs into a cramped performance area, stopping every few seconds in different sculptural positions. Having arrived, she released the rug behind her back and wrapped herself in it as in a cape. At other moments she lay on it as well as under it as if it were a blanket.
As usual, Three as Four opted for a less formal fashion show, with a backgammon board acting as a centerpiece onstage, with mannequins dressed in pieces from the collection positioned around it. Models entered the central space to stand between the forms, then took turns walking over to a low table, sitting down, rolling the dice and moving the pieces of the board game. After each turn, one model would get up and take the place of another — a collective game of musical chairs.
A video from the exhibit can be viewed here.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A new book, "pulp Fashion" appeared on the shelves of the Decker library about the artist Isabelle de Borchgrave, who has created a series of paper 'simulacras' of historic garments. I thought you all might be interested and was thinking of Ariell in particular.
Monday, November 28, 2011
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My sister sent me this link to chocolate costumes done by chocolate sculptor Hakan Martensson for the New York Chocolate Show. The above is just one of the examples, click on the link for more information!
his website: www.hakanmartensson.com
These seem to evoke various national dress traditions
Alicia Framis presents her most recent work, the majority of which was prepared in Shanghai, where she currently lives and works. As in the case of Not For Sale (2007) for Madrid Abierto, Framis' projects are always related to society and directly influenced by the reality that surrounds her and her immediate environment. Using elements of fashion design, popular culture and architecture, Not For Sale (2007) reflects that reality.
Not For Sale is a work in progress that analyses the situation of children who are sold all over the world. The project began in the city of Bangkok, Thailand, where Framis produced a first portrait of a naked chets child but a necklace that read "not for sale."
OTHER fascinating projects by this Spanish artist living in Berlin include:
Lost Astronaut - an ongoing performance-installation exploring the potentialities of living on the moon through the ironical and fictional character and activities of a woman astronaut. Left on Earth like all women who were never part of the moon race, she settles in to BaseCamp, in which she will live for the 2 weeks of the biennial in a customized astronaut suit, among drawings and prototypes that aim to both parody and demand women's presence on the moon. Her activities will be pre-determined by scores written by invited authors and artists, and the audience will be able to interact with her in BaseCamp or as she wanders the streets of New York City.
Anti-Dog - A collection designed by Alicia Framis to make women — especially coloured ones — feel protected in dangerous neighbourhoods inhabited by skinheads, their dogs and other kinds of aggressors. The fist collection of this social art piece was composed of 23 dresses produced in a bullet-resistant and stab-proof fabric called Twaron in order to enable women to fend off aggression. The dresses are based on famous designs by Chanel, Dior, Courrèges, Gaultier,Hussein Chalayan, Karen Park-Goude. The classic styling and the golden fabric give the garments a kind of luxurious appeal.
- Alicia Framis presents Lost Astronaut – an ongoing performance-installation at APF LAB, exploring the potentialities of living on the moon through the ironical and fictional character and activities of a woman astronaut. Left on Earth like all women who were never part of the moon race, she settles in to BaseCamp, in which she will live for the 2 weeks of the biennial in a customized astronaut suit, among drawings and prototypes that aim to both parody and demand women’s presence on the moon. Her activities will be pre-determined by scores written by invited authors and artists, and the audience will be able to interact with her in BaseCamp or as she wanders the streets of New York City.NEWS
Greetings All - Stephen Jones, the millinery, as recently featured in an exhibition at the V&A. On their website, the museum has produced and included some great videos about the milliner's process. See here.
Here is a link to some good images of a Browne show covered in Paper Mag that reminded me of the ecclesiastical scene in Fellini's Roma.