THE CLOTHES MAKE THE MAN
(VESTIS VIRIM FACIT)
Installation Detail: Photographic Artefacts, Project Wardrobe: Exposing the Sequence, 2005; Gleisdreieck, Berlin, 2006
/ Raw Data /
‘Raw Data’ is the documentation of my interaction with individuals and their wardrobes. It includes an audio piece and photography—comprised of nearly 500 images and 20 hours of audio collected during my research. The result is a multi-sensory portrait of the obsessive nature of our image building and the fetishisation of the objects we desire and collect.
/ Project Wardrobe /
Project Wardrobe™ explores the notion of identity through apparel. But rather than focus on ‘style’ and trend, the work seeks to distil and deconstruct the complexity of self-expression into an almost socialistic notion of clothing comprising a set of timeless building blocks common to all, but quietly unique to each individual. A point made more profound by the increasingly globalised and homogeonised nature of contemporary culture.
Installation Detail, Project Wardrobe: Exposing the Sequence, Oxo Tower Bargehouse, London, UK, 2005