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Wearable Worlds

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.

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Overlook Park, Portland OR. Part of Assembly

May 2016