Image: Complex-cities within simplicity: a performance

Isabelle See-Tho
Complex-cities within simplicity: a performance

calico, satin, organza, cotton lining, synthetic polymer paint, yarn, metal zipper, hooks and eyelets, plastic, cotton thread, colour DVD, sound 1 min 14 sec
221.8 cm (centre back); 38.5 cm (waist flat)
Viewbank College, Rosanna
My aspiration to be an architect triggered a lot of mind mapping. I wanted to communicate the intricacy of architecture that is often overlooked. What may appear as a plain bag transforms into an intricate dress – this transformation symbolises the complexities of architecture. The dressis made from a textured, hybrid fabric. The dress and the spray-painted silhouettes are motifs that symbolise architecture as a whole. I created something one might see on haute couture runways – wearable art as opposed to clothing.