X-Press Collapsible Displays. © Frank Oudeman
Split-Light Examination Table. These works, critical of the fashion industry, are illuminated from top and bottom. © Frank Oudeman
Specimen Container Series. Formal aspects of the garments are screened to provice focus on the technology of the fabrics. © Frank Oudeman
Specimen Container Series. [Miyake laser cut fabric]
Simulcast Quad + Specimen Containers.
U-Turn Blue Screen Set. [Victor & Rolf Bluescreen]
Pivot Transparency Device. Nested garment are viewed in relationship to one another, or folded against reverse sillouette to reveal details. [Victor & Rolf Nested Dress].
Plan and section concept diagrams for each of the five curatorial sections.
BEYOND THE CATWALK
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
The exhibition probes the industry in relation to the precedents of performance art. The exhibition examines the inability, within critical discourse, to comfortably segregate art and fashion in the late 1990’s-2003 and is organized in five distinct sections: structure, substance, statement, spectacle and science. The exhibition includes work from Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Viktor & Rolf, Issey Miyake, Junya Watanabe, Rei Kawakubo, Martin Margiela, Miguel Adrover, and Red or Dead.
The exhibition is conceived of as mannequin-less and uses alternative means to represent the body – video projections and displays, sequenced photographic transparencies, and slide projections document the garments as worn on the living body. The exhibition utilizes digital concept animations, blue-screen image replacement, custom light tables, moving tri-panel images, turntables and fabric touch/feel zones to reflect a sense of the performative verve and art influences surfacing in the industry.