COSTUME

Kinetic Dresses by Ying Gao That React to Movement, Sound and Human Emotion

Kinetic Dresses by Ying Gao That React to Movement, Sound and Human Emotion

    ‘Can’t’ and ‘Won’t’ are the names of these two interactive dresses by Ying Gao. The dresses, made of Super organza, cotton mesh, PVDF and electronic devices, react to human presence with slowly pulsating movements. Layers of fabric begin to oscillate, seeming to breathe […]

Damselfrau | Magnhild Kennedy Masks

Damselfrau | Magnhild Kennedy Masks

I have not one, but two masquerade balls to go to this year so I’ve been planning costumes like mad – I’m thinking a multi-coloured, over-the-top, beaded and embroidered floral mask/headdress thingy with tassels and possibly Pom Poms? I realise this is incredibly ambitious; it […]

Talking Nakedness, Selfies and Poo Stories with Artist Allison Honeycutt

Talking Nakedness, Selfies and Poo Stories with Artist Allison Honeycutt

This week I’ve been chatting to artist Allison Honeycutt about her Flesh Suits – a series of adorned undergarments exploring themes of modesty, obscenity, exhibitionism and the appropriateness of nakedness.  When I posted her work on Instagram I had a huge response, with @quiet_kaye commenting […]