Empathy, Connection, Play

2018

‘Empathy, Connection, Play’ is an exploration into the emotional and visceral quality in clothes, and how choices of clothing relate to our mind-set or emotional states.

Initiating research through art-therapy workshops, blindfolded participants explored emotions and physical sensations through interaction with clothes. The garments designed in ‘Empathy, Connection, Play’ carry the quality of therapeutic tools, and they propose an open and playful form of engagement for the participant. While interacting and playing with these garments, the organic nature of this collaborative work process and observation of each participants own dress codes and gestures resulted in almost personalised looks for each person wearing them.

 
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Starring: Kendra-Chiagoro Noel, Ryan Neil Skelton, Esther Wunmi, Livvy Lightfoot, Annabelle Mödlinger, Lydia Walker, India de Vere

Music: in collaboration with Will Fitzpatrick