On the AW11 initial shoot by Sam Irons.
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I worked with il maestro Signor Ontani on the costumes for this performance piece. It took the form of a procession from the Serpentine Gallery to an oboe-accompanied tableau vivant at the Royal Geographical Society. The papier maché masks were hand-made in Italy. Each masked character represented a literary or art historical figure such as Aubrey Beardsley, Virginia Woolf, Francis Bacon, Reynolds via Gainsborough portraits.. references to references.
With thanks to Vanessa Boni and Nicola Lees.
Lime wood 26cm x 9.5cm x 13cm; cotton lashing
The ultimate sustainable approach to design is to prioritise the potential longevity of the designed item and consider its later maintenance as a key part of its essence. The features of this object are reminiscent of those found on a wooden boat. This draws attention to the effort and passion with which a boatowner cares for their vessel. Ownership in this sense does not imply passive consumption. Furthermore, an engaged relation of labour constitutes part of the enjoyment of such possession.
Displayed at the Re-Dress exhibition at Dún Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures July 2010.
Thanks to Chris Pendrich for wood carving mentorship.
European premiere of CRY OUT by Theo Adams Company at Donau Festival, Austria. Costumes by Olivia Hegarty and Pipa Greenbank.