|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!