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An impossible wardrobe for the invisible

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The project “An impossible wardrobe for the invisible”, is a video installation composed of seven videos, that was part of a MA degree in Fashion Artefact at the London College of Fashion, that goes beyond the boundaries of fashion design to rethink the designer’s task and open a discussion about the importance of clothing and the transience of fashion. I proposed the video documentation of seven actions shown in an installation piece with seven simultaneous projections or one video loop screening. The project is based in the creation of temporary clothes that are produced with the aim of being destroyed. Leaving only the memory of the outfits in video, relates to the ephemeral nature of fashion and is a metaphor for the quickness of the fashion processes today. The videos refer to the loss of the object and the documentation of this loss, the ephemeral nature of fashion, the quality and content of memory, issues of loss and disintegration, and the detritus of human existence. The process of disappearance is a design process in itself, leaving sometimes only a drawing on the performers bodies, a skeleton of a particular garment. The lines of the seams against the performers body induce a sense of the private, a feeling of loss that is very intimate. Water is also ‘a designer’ here; water will change shapes and produce the final result. Water has a central place in the practices and beliefs of many religions, water does not only purify objects for ritual use, but can make a person clean, externally or spiritually. In each of the situations filmed there is a performer, which becomes an archetypal character that the audience can relate to when watching each video. The interpreters contributed to the collaborative nature of the project. The result of the videos would depend on the the collaborative effort of the team and the intervention of the water that was decisive to the end result.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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