Costume-Object Workshop
Mixed Media Installation (Video Loop, Costume, Soft Sculpture), 2011

This project includes several individual pieces I initiated, often not knowing whether the end result would be a costume or an object/wall hanging, with some pieces functioning as both. The video component has been shown in one-channel and two-channel formats and features experiments with the costume pieces which evoke particular character movements and in some cases restrict movement to specific areas of the body. When shown alongside those pieces that ultimately became objects, the shape-characters in the video seem to exert their object-ness. The objects themselves are not-so-distant relatives of decorative home craft items but are elevated as art objects in relation to their potential relation to the body for performative purposes.

Video Stills from Costume-Object Workshop

Installation shots from iaab Projecktraum, Dreispitz, Basel

Installation shots from dock, Basel, Switzerland
Work in the window next to mine is by Sami Lukkarinen

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