CREATIVE PROCESS BODY AND FASHION
Fleshion workshop frames the intimate relationship between these two systems – body and fashion, which apparently do not influence one another. It’s an aestheticization in accordance with concepts of active experience, thus it becomes an organized domain of experience. Named here as Fleshion.
Fleshion comes from the collision of flesh and Fashion. It is a term invented to describe the invisible interaction between fashion and the body and the way they continually affect each other.
Fleshion takes Fashion as modes of action or operations with different qualities of materials, considering form, volume, colors, among others, and their combinations. Its outcome interacts with the body through our perception, mainly through touch, which will affect our attitude, behavior, our performance, and will also invent social, political, and cultural codes.
Fleshion takes Fashion as modes of action or operations with different qualities of materials, considering form, volume, colors, among others, and their combinations. And Fashion interacts with the body through our perception, mainly through touch, which will affect our attitude, behavior, our performance, and will also invent social, political, and cultural codes.
Performing studies are constituted around interdisciplinary hybrid references in different artistic, cultural, and social practices. This workshop is designed to address the relationship between body and fashion and its performative aspects. From this interdisciplinary study, participants will develop new perspectives in Fashion and Art research, to find new insights, and to encourage creative process, critical thinking, and inventiveness.
Fleshion is an interdisciplinary workshop tailored for Fashion designers, stylists and fashion consultants, choreographers, dancers, performers, and anyone interested in hybrid breeding processes of creation, exchange of knowledge between distinct areas, and conceptual blending.
Fleshion can be offered for different target groups with specific content, such as designers interested in knowing body processes focused on touch and perception; or dancers and choreographers interested in studying the production of their own costumes; and/or hybrid groups with a general interest in fashion, performance, self-image, and self-esteem.
Fleshion workshop plays with processes of synesthesia and its properties – translation, production of mental imagery, and narratives. Practicing and experiencing each one material’s property through a series of exercises while being engaged in the sensory exploration over materials of any kind.
The workshop starts from each participant’s collections of previous experiences and materials related to costumes, clothing, and design. These processes lead to the development of performative imagery and its symbolism, challenging its universe of representation.
The practice chooses touching as the base-operation that will trigger the creative process, opening up another relational logic. The workshop method is based on social and interactive processes, and hands-on projects. The coach introduces material and subjects to deal along with the students. This is followed by researching, mapping, scoring, presenting, and finding work forms that results in final small presentations. Intuition plays a role in the way choices are made at the beginning, concerning themes and work structures. Analysis and historical reference checking take place throughout the process. The goal is to find freedom, resourcefulness, and tools for creating and developing that are oriented by the relationship between body and materials in a specific way.
Divided into collective meetings and individual research, the workshop will address the following general topics:
Sensory-motor exploration of diverse materials and its relation to the body and space;
Experimental sewing: the study of the composition of a garment starting from the direct relationship between the body and its material adaptation;
Imagery study and its system of representation;
Elaboration of a presentation of achieved results, both individual and collective.
TO WHOM and WHAT PEOPLE GET FROM IT
For performers, choreographers, dancers, who are interested in developing their own costumes or to better inform the future designer. To learn to unfold an investigative process on clothing and its system of representation related to staged performances.
For designers and visual artists interested in the relation between body and materials through a physical and experimental approach, to experience the power of direct touch and its synesthetic results as a tool for better understanding their own projects.
For people interested in fashion, self-image, and self-esteem, to stimulate their imagination, and consequently amplify their creative skills.
Lecture: 2 hours, one day
Short-workshop, 2 days, 3 hours a day.
Basic-workshop, 5 days, 4 hours a day.
OBS: Further details to be arranged.
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