Saturday, November 28, 2009

Leigh Bowery : for Sarah


Following up on the great reference to Leigh Bowery's performance in class, here is a link to that staged birth from the documentary about the artist, and another version here, too from a live show.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

When They Were Pharaohs


Hey guys,
If any of you are available this Friday or Saturday, there is a play going on at the Sojourner Douglass College. I'm making some costumes for it!

http://whentheywerepharaohs.eventbrite.com/

Monday, November 23, 2009

For Sarah, concerning the godhead.


Hey, this is for Sarah Konigsburg. Allow your eyes to focus on the old dude face towards the left of the frame...
I took this picture in Patzcuaro, Mexico a couple years ago, but it made me think of your godhead.
xoxo
Erin

Seen at MOMA





For Brandy...

I know that this doesn't have too much to do with your work other than the title, but it's still a great song with some beautiful imagery. Just for giggles. :)



-Marla

Friday, November 20, 2009

Alex-

Your shirts are way better but I thought you would like to see this.






-Elana

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sadler Well's London Dance House: Peacock Theater


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The dancing fruit made me think of Marla and the video we saw in the beginning of the semester (couture fruit dresses...A PINEAPPLE!)


- Brandy

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hey Brandy!

I'm sort of confused by these images, but they immediately made me think of you.


--Elana










Monday, November 16, 2009

Sustainable and Visionary Designers

I thought especially of Jenae, Leanne and Elena when I saw this feature in the NYT: The Coats and Dresses and Shirts of Utopia.

ONE NIGHT STAND : AN EXPERIMENTAL FASHION EVENT

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS FOR THE EVENT NAME.

ITS MEMORABLE.
AND THE SHOW ONLY HAPPENS ONE NIGHT, AND THEN YOU'LL NEVER SEE IT AGAIN.

MAKES SENSE TO ME.

THE OTHER NAMES DON'T HAVE ENOUGH "UMPH!"

COME ON PEOPLE!

amy mann

Sunday, November 15, 2009

CHANGE OF PLANS!!!

Hey Folks.

We will meet in the classroom at 4pm, and then head over to the market at 4:50.
We have a meeting with 2640 at 6pm. SPREAD THE WORD!

Looking forward to seeing your design ideas for the event logo/id.

Hasta la vista!
Valeska

Maybe this will work...



Katie Coble, this is for you!
-Erin

Thursday, November 12, 2009

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I JUST HEARD BACK FROM CHIPOTLE.
THEY SAID "SWEET! E-MAIL ME DIRECTLY AND WE'LL WORK SOMETHING OUT."
SO I THINK WE WILL HAVE FREE BURRITOS FOR THE SHOW.

-SARAH K

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hi Marla,

I would suggest that you search for "A Pretty Girl is like a Melody" from the Great Ziegfield at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3ick8_a-pretty-girl-is-like-a-melody-the_shortfilms. This is a GREAT clip from the movie I mentioned in class. The designer is called Adrian (Greenburg). Also I was wondering if you would be interested in searching for the clip of "A Girl for All Seasons" from Grease 2. Perhaps the costumes may interest you... just a thought. You can easily look this video up on google video

I hope this helps

-Erin Morgan-

NEXT WEEK/ DESIGN IDEAS

The titles that have survived the elimination round are:
Polyoptic
and
Chimera
with a wild card of Windigo.

Again, if lightening strikes you, bring in the name or idea next week.

Marketing team, please bring in 1-2 well developed graphics (logo/font/imagery/colors) per team member. Everyone in the class is welcome to develop an idea for next week (based on one of the above names). The images you bring should either be in 81/2 x 11 color print or .jpg format for easy viewing. If you find any images that inspire you, please share these on this here blog!

We will meet at 4pm at the North Avenue Market and head to 2640 from there. Please check the blog and/or your email on Monday to make sure that our plans have not changed.








if anyone is interested...here is a great website I have been looking at for inspiration. This website specifically shows the work of different designers and their use of knitwear.
the website is : KNITkicks. I think you all may enjoy it.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lily's Revenge!

Lily's Revenge at the Here Arts Center starring Taylor Mac.






Wednesday, November 4, 2009

antwerp fashion show



first year fashion sartorialists from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts - Artesis Hogeskool Antwerpen.This skirt project is called "Denim Dreams" and it takes a fantasy to reality (as much as a fashion school runway van be a reality)
i thought this is very interesting in terms of sculpture and fashion
-yeji



Sunday, November 1, 2009

Performa 09!


Check out the myriad performances featured at this year's Performa (happening this week!) There are videos of the performances streaming on the page!

Among some of the highlights:

CRAZY IMAGINED SOVIET FASHION SHOW OF THE FUTURE INSIDE A WOMAN'S SPACE SUIT!!!!

For Performa 09, Polish artist Christian Tomaszewski, in collaboration with video and performance artist Joanna Malinowska, considers how the future was imagined by the Communist regimes of the former Soviet Bloc. “Mother Earth Sister Moon” explores this theme by examining the fashion and style elements related to a diverse range of Eastern Bloc phenomena, including the Soviet space program, sci-fi film and literature of the era, and the cults surrounding the mysterious 1908 explosion over the Tunguska River Valley in central Siberia. This research will manifest itself as a giant reconstruction of the suit worn by the first woman in space—Russian astronaut Valentina Tereshkova—that also pays tribute to the sculpture “Hon-en Katedral” (“She-a Cathedral”), an enormous female figure conceived and built by Niki de Saint Phalle with Jean Tinguely in 1966. Visitors to the sculpture will be able to walk inside it and—at designated “performance” times—view a fashion show, with music by Masami Tomihisa, featuring both reconstructions of actual garments and new designs that evoke the Soviet space program and science-fiction films. In this way, the live show will act as a curated design exhibition in motion.


Acclaimed musician and artist Arto Lindsay (pictured above) will design and organize a multidisciplinary procession, “SOMEWHERE I READ,” featuring over 50 dancers and performers. Serving as Performa 09’s opening event, Lindsay’s procession will proceed down a major street in Manhattan on the same day as the New York Marathon (November 1). A central element of the piece will be the use of cell phones as musical instruments in a sort of pared-down marching band. All the participants will carry cell phones playing music specially composed by Lindsay. An inventive adaptation of the standard parade format, Arto Lindsay’s Performa Commission will create an oddly intimate public spectacle across New York City’s main streets.

- Valeska

Hey Everyone,

Do you want Jenae and I to figure something out with Michelle? If so please write down you concerns/reasons why the crib should be available later and she and I or just I will write Michelle an e-mail. Please bring you reasons to class.

Thanks!
Erin