mercredi 14 mai 2014

White dress project

by Stefano Sini 
I made this white dress project for the Main Yard  Affair festival in Restaurant Number 90, 3 days of arts and entertainment.  
Between body painting and interactive fashion design, the the white dress been painting live seem to be a theme that is dear to me.  

Previous fine art experiment 
I already made some fine art experiment with in my play Lost/found face when I was in Saint Martins, I also dressed as a "tableau vivant for a Fête'art party and  I made a smaller scale experimentation for a closing party of an exhibition so I guess it is a kind of obsession.

frame dress for Fête'art party 

Testing the performance at the Saint Pancras gallery on a simple white dress: 

Performed for the closing party of "Loud Whisper" exhibition, the idea was to turn the dress into colour whereas the white where turning white because of the painting taken off.  
White dress worn for a white party this summer turned into a colourful canvas! 

Painter Claudia Benassai making her beautiful floral art on me, one day this dress will worth a million! 

The idea was to create a white canvas dress on which people can paint, a meeting point between two creativity, mine and the one of the audience in oder to become a walking art piece.  
the final design is the result of the performance, it give space to the accident and the audience creativity.  

For the base dress I worked on the notion on white, playing with different texture and material, white features, with pearls… Even if I prefer colours I already made several white dresses like my dead bride Halloween costume in 2012.  
Everybody thought it was a wedding dress and I was going to get married whereas my aim was to create a white canvas.  It is  funny how colour have strong cultural connotation and you have to take them into account if you don't w nt to give the wrong information to your audience.  I used a crinoline to create volume, it was really scary to have it in my room/studio, in the middle of the night, if a moonbeam hits the white tulle,  you feel there is a ghost in the room! 
details of the dress, some people worked with the structure, sticking objects on the dress

My head piece is made with gardening wire spray-painted in white! 

The first reaction of people me offering the brush was "are you sure, I am going to ruin the dress, you won't be able to wash it" And I was replying: no that is the purpose, you are going to make it more fabulous.  

When first people started to paint the dress, some other people went crazy, for example a guy sprayed my whole back in blue, with indelible paint so I had a blue back for one week! 

The final result: a colourful nonsense! It is like you makes a painting you feel  you raise the perfect balance and then you go crazy, you keep on adding colours and the painting get ruined! 

1 commentaire:

  1. I love this idea, it would be so much fun to paint in this way, I like the adding of layers and different people's expressions, one big art piece of many different artists!! But, yes the end results in a tip of balance, but I still like it, you have lovely blue eye-lined eyes ;-D xx


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