Sewing Subjectivities

The costume atelier as live performance. An experimental and comfortable space in which we support each other's impulses as we react to a kit of materials and sewing tools. Pre-made costume "outlines", crude introductory forms, are readapted, reacted to, cut, folded and added to during a series of improvised sessions. Roles switch as we each have a chance to be either the model or designer. Each participant experiences it in their own way and these characteristics are, quite literally, built into the costumes. 

"I felt like an Indian Bride"




"Warm up"



"I knew exactly where to cut"


During the process of editing, I became increasingly aware of the authority I had in selecting what was and wasn't included in the edit. Critical of this, I revisited the "Warm up" video and selected frames that were previously discarded. Many of the frames I had cut were moments that I personally found uncomfortable or embarrassing. These are a reflection on my own judgements and insecurities and so it was interesting for me to intentionally include them as a way to un-edit myself.


"Inverse Cut"
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