Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Couture Sculptor

E.V. Day's 2009 installation at Lincoln Center was one we unfortunately missed.
Her choice of material for sculpture is clothing, so when she was asked to present "outs" of the New York City Opera's costume department, it was a work of genius.
In an essay E.V. wrote on this project, she said, “what helped me in imagining new forms for these costumes was all the evidence of life that I found inside them: multiple alterations, perspiration stains, dirt from dragging frilly petticoats across the stage so many miles, makeup smudged around the collars and layers of tags sewn inside showing their provenance: the characters, the productions, the stages they’d played.”
You can read more about the project on the NYT article.

images via NYT & E.V. Day.net

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