All in Visual Essays

Fashions and Embodiment

The Fashions and Embodiment Workshop invites participants to explore the relationship between fashion and movement through the acts of wearing and repairing. Using existing garments, the workshop will activate the tacit knowledge we each employ in the daily act of dressing and tending to our clothes. This practice-led approach aims to draw attention to the very complex reality of fashion production.

For What It's Worth

In spite of all of the technological and mechanical developments in digital pattern cutting, weaving, and printing, the manufacturing of clothes is still an industry much dependent on the hands of the makers. For them, the shortening of seasons is a hard task to follow. 

Purity or Promiscuity?

The artistic research Purity or Promiscuity? Exploring Hair as a Raw Material in Jewellery and Art, explores the potential of hair to produce contradictory meanings when used as the main material in jewellery and art.  Many of the creative works developed show the ambiguities and the contradictions present in hair as well as in life. With the research, my aim was also to try to answer some of the questions that arose through my practice, such as:

Creases, Crumples, and Folds

My doctoral research examined the embodied experience of wearing shoes and how the effects of wearing upon the shoe, the marks of use and wear, come to embody experience. Rather than drawing on a social science methodology, a historical/humanities methodology, or archival or image based research, the research utilized processes of wearing, performance and photography to examine attachment to and with our clothes.