WOWZZZEEE 2019

PART OF 10 NIGHTS IN PORT | FREMANTLE FESTIVAL

 

Wowzzzeee explores how fashion, clothing and dress affect our social experience and the various ways we participate in the production and consumption of fashion. 
Wowzzzeee invites you to either MAKE or BUY.

 

MAKE- Make a challenging, unforgiving garment that will take some up to 4 hours to complete.
BUY - Interact with the makers and negotiate what you are willing to give in exchange for their time and skill.

Producer - Sarah Dalziel

Space design consultant - Matthew Bird @ StudioBird

Lighting design consultant - Ben Cobham @ BlueBottle

Lighting design and install - Andrew Portwire @ Ape Productions

Makers - Terri-Anne Heighway, Steph Rehnelt, Isabella Donatelli, Angela Ferolla, Nat Panasiewicz, Rebecca Pearson, Caroline, Teori Shannon

Actors - Danielle Antaki & Jake Dennis

Thank you - to our volunteers who kept coming back to sew, install crew Byron, Altu, Colleen, Betta Boxes, The Free Mens Shed, Hakkie, Melville Senior High, Edith Cowan University, North Metro Take, Artsource, City of Fremantle, Kathryn Taylor, Sarah Wilkinson.

Photography - Rebecca Mansell *** MORE HERE SOON***

ONESIE WORLD 2.0.
PART OF MONA FOMA 2019

Collaboration with Finnish clothing label SELF-ASSEMBLY. 2,000 DIY onesies (no sewing machine required).

**MORE INFO HERE SOON**

IMAGE: The Examiner Online

KIDS IN FASHION 2018

Using the intellect, creativity and ingenuity of children’s imaginations, Kids in Fashion sees children become fashion designers. Designed by kids and rendered by Melbourne makers, kids in Fashion is a celebratory and empowering live artwork meets social intervention where artistic empowerment is in the hands of young people, helping them realise their own vision for the future of fashion.
Supported by the City of Stonnington, the Australia Council for the Arts and the School of Fashion and Textiles, RMIT University.

Creative Producer - Dan Koop
Performance Director - Merophie Carr
Lighting Designer & Production Manager - Paul Lim
Designs by - Jane, Lola, Ethan, Chelsie, Yarran, Poppy, Eva, and Vu
Interpreted and Realised by - Jane Morley, Vanessa Duque, Amber Reese, Elisa Keeler, Jessie Kiely, Blake Barnes, Cassandra Wheat, and Lauren Cray, Josephine MacPherson, Kristine O’loughlin, Xiaoru Jiang, Zexin Zhang, Angel Ang, Adrian Wiley, Fotini Kazakeou, Danika Hill, Shaye-Anne Singline, Isabella Nolan, Kirsten Olsen, William Sullivan, Carla Zoumpoukas, Georga Stewart, Isabella Demartini, Olivia Fagan, and Christy Monica
Concept developed in consulation with - Luke Kerridge (St Martins Youth Arts Centre)

Part of Melbourne Fringe 2018

Photography: Agnieszka Chabros

Photography: Duncan Jacob

THE LOOKBOOK - download HERE

WOWZZZEEE 2018

PART OF THE FESTIVAL OF LIVE ART - ARTS HOUSE - MELBOURNE

 

Wowzzzeee explores how fashion, clothing and dress affect our social experience and the various ways we participate in the production and consumption of fashion. 
When audience members approach Wowzzzeee they are faced with a decision to either MAKE or BUY.

 

MAKE

Invites the audience to be part of the Wowzzzeee making process. Here they learn how to make a challenging, unforgiving garment that will take some up to 4 hours to complete. Through the act of making Wowzzzeee’s (onesies with the WOW factor) the audience increase production and continue to produce a world that grows from a desire to wear/ be part of the pack. 


BUY

Invites the audience to interact with the makers directly and negotiate what they are willing to give in exchange for a Wowzzzeee- ‘BUY’ explores value, skill, time and what happens when you interact directly with the person who makes your clothes.

Collaborators:
Artist & Architect: Matthew Bird (StudioBird)
Sound Designer: Dylan Sheridan

Supported by – Arts House, SITUATE Art in Festivals and RMIT University
Photography: Christine Francis

ONESIE WORLD 2018

PART OF MONA FOMA - TASMANIA

1,200 onesies made by the local community in Launceston were released during MONA FOMA’s Block Party 2018! Racks and tables packed with up to 1,200 onesies in various sizes (baby through to adult) caved in on a team of 20 onesie makers who were working up a sweat to the humming beat of their machine to keep up with the demand and production of Onesie World.
 

Block Party attendees were invited to take a onesie and wear it for the duration of the festival. The onesies brought people together through the process of making and wearing. By wearing a onesie visitors became the work, created the work and made a festival trend/ fashion that continued to produce a world that grew with a desire to be part of the pack.

Sewing machine sounds were composed by artist and composer Dylan Sheridan. The composition was moved to by the STOMPIN dance group. Video here soon!

Photo Credit: MONA/Jesse Hunniford

Image courtesy of the artist and MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

ONESIE WORLD 2018

PART OF THE OPENING OF STATE OF FASHION, SEARCHING FOR THE NEW LUXURY - ARNHEM - THE NETHERLANDS

100 onesies were made for the opening of State of Fashion 2018. Each onesie had a letter of the alphabet that invited the audience to come together to create words/ stories around the search for the new luxury. Onesie World suggested that the new luxury is about inclusivity, designing collaboratively. Sound created with the sounds of the sewing machine was danced to by a collection of dancers and the audience.

Onesie Design - In collaboration with Chantal Kirby, Asu Aksu, Julia Kaleta & ArtEZ Master Fashion Strategy

Onesie Makers - Marijke Broekhuijsen, Elisa Kley, Natalie de Koning, Ieva Uzkurataite, Rachel Klok, Wolter Pot, Meike van Leyveld, Marco Blazevic, Anne-Marie Leijser, John Paul, Nathali Nijman, Michael de Geus, Marijn Brinksma, Rosa Kampinga, Nathali Nijman

Dancers - Madeline Bullard, Julie Kurris, Peter Cripps Clark, Elise Ostern

Sound  - Andreas Kuhne & Luke Deane

Film - Mats Logen

Facilitated by ArtEZ University of the Arts, Master Fashion Strategy & State of Fashion 2018

** VIDEO HERE SOON!!

Photography: SIFRA KOCK

ONESIE WORLD 2017

PART OF VRYSTAAT ARTS FESTIVAL - BLOEMFONTEIN - SOUTH AFRICA


650 Onesies made by and orchestra of sewing machines. The project aimed to bring about oneness through making and wearing onesies. Onesie World was the 2017 signature project of the Programme for Innovation in Artform Development (PIAD), an initiative by the University of the Free State and the Vrystaat Arts Festival supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Situate Art in Festival and Salamanca Arts Centre.
Onesie World won best Live Art project of the festival.

FEELINGS OF UNDRESS 2014

PART OF THE FUTURE OF FASHION IS NOW - BOIJMANS MUSEUM - THE NETHERLANDS

IMAGINING CHANEL 2012-2014

The Fashion Space Gallery, London 2012, The Rocks, Sydney 2012, MUMA, Melbourne 2014

What does the mind conjure up when a garment is not seen but instead described in words?
 

IMAGINING CHANEL is an exploration into how fashion is experienced through language. It explores the role of the viewers imagination in the creation of fashion to highlight that fashion is something that predominantly exists in our minds. Sociologist, Yaniya Kawamura says; 'Fashion does provide extra added values to clothing, but the additional elements exist only in peoples imaginations and beliefs. Fashion is not visual clothing but is the invisible elements included in clothing.' Imagining Chanel uses the descriptions of garments from the 1920s- 1960s Chanel archive at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Powerhouse Museum as a tool to draw attention to the role the imagination plays within fashion and that fashion is not something that exists as dress only. The performance mimics the Chanel Salon Fashion Shows from the 1920s to explore a range of physical descriptions from the collection. The audience took part in the fashion spectacle to design their own clothing through the device of their imagination.

 

 

 

 

 

Melbourne Fashionistas came together to transform the Bourke Street Mall into a live catwalk fashion show. Passers by found themselves strutting their stuff infront of a cheering, hooting, outrageously stylish fash mob!

CATWALK FASH MOB 2013

SPOTSVILLE 2014

PART OF MELBOURNE NOW - NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA

300 hundred Onesies were released into the NGV during Melbourne Now. By dressing everyone similarly, Spotsville aimed to bring people together and question how clothes affect the we relate and engage with each other.

FASHION FORECAST 2012

NEWFANGLED FASHION 2011

CRAFT VICTORIA - MELBOURNE

Newfangled Fashion is an exploration into how the people around us affect the way we feel in what we choose to wear. Heavily inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale The Emperors New Clothes this work plays with what the world could be like if no one wore clothes. By creating a reverse scenario of the story it set up a situation where even though the general public were the ones wearing clothes it was the naked audience who felt dressed. Photos: Pete Waters.

 

 

iFOLD: Say 'hello' to the new you 2011

PROJECT SPACE - MELBOURNE

iFOLD: say ‘hello’ to the new you was part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival and the First Cut Exhibition at Project Space. This was a one night participatory performance event This work aimed to introduce the audience to the sensation of Skin Folding. Before entering the tent the visitor was asked to complete a personality test to ensure they were prepared to be ‘handled’. The personality test also revealed what they thought about fashion and gave some indication of their perception of Skin Folding. Behind the white curtain there was not a mirror in sight. All the attention was on the sensation of the fold. One Polaroid photograph was taken and the folds were re- moved. The Polaroid photograph was given to the participant when they exited the tent. Here they experienced what they looked like with their skin folded. Having the only image of themselves looking completely transformed gave the participant the choice to who they wanted to reveal themselves to and give some indication of what happened inside.


Curated by Stephen Gallagher. Artists in the show: Winnie Ha, Liam Revell, Ricarda Bigolin, Antuong Nguyen, Mark McDean, William Mackrell
Thank you Stephen, Project Space and the amazing iFOLD crew: Cathy, Peter, Robin, Liam, Col and Andrew!

Photography: Pete Waters

iFOLD: A NEW FASHION, A NEW YOU 2010

Part of L'Oreal Fashion Festival - Craft Victoria - Melbourne

iFOLD: A NEW FASHION, A NEW YOU was part of the L’Oreal Melbourne fashion festival.
It was an installation performance event that involved participants being guided through a custom made tent wearing headphones and a blindfold.
The sound playing on the headphones mimicked the sounds of a fashion catwalk show. Participants eavesdropped in on conversations that described the aesthetics of a hot new trend called ‘Skin Folding’. This encouraged them to start to imagine what Skin Folding might look like. To accompany the sound the participant was presented with an article from Vogue magazine. This article sensationalized Skin Folding and encouraged the viewer to start to position Skin Folding as fashion in their mind. It was important that the viewer never saw inside the tent to keep them questioning if there really was a fashion show going on inside. This was also important due to the fact that being in Australia we rarely see a Paris catwalk show in reality. We usually experience these shows through the internet or in fashion magazines. This work also played on the power of these devices that introduce and set new trends that the public generally follow.

The other component to the work was a speech from the curator Nella Themelios who told her story of being at the Skin Folding show in Paris. This further positioned Skin Folding as fashion in peoples minds and enabled them to experience another perspective of being at the show that futher positioned Skin Folding as fashion in their mind.

Photography: Pete Waters 

 

 

HAND TO MOUTH 2008

Participatory Dinner Party, collaboration with Boo Chapple

Arts House, Meat Market, Melbourne

Hand to Mouth is a participatory performance event concieved and directed by Boo Chapple and Adele Varcoe with the assistance of their amazing team of helpers, chefs, performers, eaters and production crew

The first event took place on the 29th of June, 2008 at the Meat Market, Melbourne. It involved a live jazz band, a production line of forty people in uniform and an elevated table of eight celebrity guests. The productionline worked to prepare strange and exotic meals packaged in gloves, or cast in the shape of hands that were served up to the guests by three very fancy waitresses. Positioned between the production line and the dinner guests was a large pile of waste saved from the three weeks of pre- production, that grew in size with the discards from each meal. The whole undertaking was stage managed and documented by a crew of people in black. Please visit hand-to-mouth.org to read on...

Photographed by Boo Chapple and Bow Wong