Yesterday we had a rubber-stamping and other quick methods of creating imagery workshop which we could use as quick methods for reproducing our manifesto. We had to work in groups to create enough copies of a zine to describe our society.
(pages 1 and 8) These were by Vicky using rubberstamps.
(pages 2and 3)These were created by Harriet, using foam.
(pages 4 and 5) My rubberstamp prints
(pages 6 and 7) Laura's prints created using foam.
We did plan to include ourselves in our costumes and try the pixilation technique where objects or people are used instead of flat images using stop-motion. We didn't get round to doing that but used our 2D versions of our characters instead. I thought some of PES works were amazing I particularly like these:
This film is part of a series of created by Kentridge soon after the establishment in South Africa of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It was setup to allow public hearings to take place into human rights abuse during the apatheid era. The main protagonist in this film is Soho Eckstein a 'white property-developing magnate and greedy-capitalist'.
These images are taken from the book named in the title and accompanied an exhibition the Hayward Gallery of the same name in 1998.
Yayoi Kusama Dress (1976)
Pierre Cardin Men's shoes with toes (1986)
Meret Oppenheim Project for Parkett No. 4 (1985)
Mimi Smith Recycle Coat (1965, remade 1993)
Mimi Smith Maternity Dress (1966)
André Masson Surrealist mannequin 'Head in a Cage' (1938)
Mona Hatoum Hair Necklace (1995)
Elsa Schiaparelli Monkey Fur Shoes (1938)
Elsa Schiaparelli Drawing for Shoe Hat (1937)
Salvador Dali Aphrodisiac Dinner Jacket (1936), reconstruction
Oskar Schlemmer The Abstract(l), Golden Sphere(c) and Wire Figure(r). Made for The Triadic Ballet, Black series
Stephen Willats Multiple Clothing. Personal Collection (1992)
Marie-Ange Guilleminot Dress on Wheels (1992)
"Dress is one important means whereby individuals learn to live in their bodies and feel at home in them. Getting dressed is an ongoing practice of attending to the body, requiring knowledge, techniques and skills. It is simultaneously an intimate experience of the body and a public presentation of it. Operating on the boundaries between self and others, it is the interface between the individual and social world, the meeting-place of the private and the public. It is a suit of armour or a shell, for, like the crab, the 'raw' human body is distinguished by its characteristic of being somehow unfinished, unpeeled, vulnerable and incomplete. But it is also a costume for a role, and for the dramatisation of identity."
-extract from the book written by Joanne Entwistle and Elizabeth Wilson