Part of the annual social practice conference at Portland State University, this workshop facilitated movement and action through wearable sculptures. Participants stepped into an invented social role and created a live event exploring different kinds of movement and action.
Wearables hold a capacity to take on the role of the other and impart an understanding of other’s perspectives. Activating the world beyond the self, wearables are mode of exploring the boundaries where a person ‘ends’ and something else begins: the collective body. Wearables function as a visible symbol of a self-construct and as a nonverbal method of communicating values to others. I use costumes as catalysts for shifting assumptions about sense and nonsense, conditioning portals of play, transformation, and reinvention of identity.
Overlook Park, Portland OR. Part of Assembly