Crème de Pêche is a multiple sensory experience combining the art forms of metalsmithing, fiber, fashion, performance and video. Based on the re-creation and modification of historically provocative undergarments, females are costumed and model the sculptures to a live audience. The garments are amplifying, restricting, immobilizing and relative to modern cultural body identities. They focus on body parts turned fetish or obsession by viewers and wearers alike, both positively and negatively. This project is intended to combine alternative disciplines, transformative use of the gallery space and bodily presentation of my work. The human body becomes the stage for the garments that are' revealed in a setting of energetic commotion and visual pleasure. The investigation of the female form, specifically proportions and the sensual adornment of individual parts, is pertinent to the viewer's gaze and interpretations both fantasy and fetish which are translated through the use of materials including silicone, felt and copper. Video and photography is further used to document and relay the single runway performance. This media is not intended to capture the integral sensory comprehension of the true event but for the viewer to appreciate the essence of the happening.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Fine arts, Multimedia Communications|
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