There are many aspects of this project that I am excited about – I thought about it for 2 years before I was able to get started. But one part that captures my imagination is collaboration with Alice Angus on the costume linings.
We are very pleased to be working with Alice, who will bring to life, visually, some of the stories that emerge in our research. These will then be digitally printed onto silk and sewn into the costumes. They will then be revealed when the costumes are converted from conventional dress into inventive cycle wear.
This means the garments become multi-layered multi-dimensional story telling devices.
I’ve never had my research printed on a frock before! This collaborative/material experiment provides a really rich way of thinking with and through some of the core themes and debates emerging in the larger umbrella project – Transmissions & Entanglements: the making, curating and representing of knowledge – which involves a series of workshops, symposiums and talks by interdisciplinary practitioners to explore knowledge exchange in new formats.
Some of Alice’s previous work (and see more here):