Wednesday, 28 December 2011

The Manifestation of Control

This costume I designed and made in response to Hampton Courts baroque quarters. We where asked to create a costume for the opening night of a new baroque exhibition starting in May.

The manifestation, my muse, for the do and dont’s, the regulations the twisted rules, the lies, the living with in a world where personal identity or true thought has been manipulated and lost – nothing is an expression of self. This muse embodies everything that’s grotest and distasteful of traits from our human fraditiety. The ‘manifestation’ controls the world below with his arms, as his hands are left for devils work. He can not talk or really move, except for the slow creaking of his arms. As people acted out their lies and greed his head enlarges as his body slowly dies. This is as if he started as a man and slowly mutates into a sketon of a died foetus. 

Sunday, 4 December 2011

House of Marley

In November Sarah and I assisted Cecilia Carey and Emma Rios in set dressing the CafĂ© de Paris for a House of Marley launch night of their new line headphones. We did a days work with prop construction and assisted at the get in, managed to say for the event as well thoroughly enjoyable!  

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

The Great Train Dance

Cecilia Carey (who I have previously worked for before on ‘And I And Silence’) got in contact with me and Sarah Mercade, too ask for are assistance her on this project. This project was a mixture of buying, altering and making. 

Dutchess/Mother -

I had to add this central panel which velcro’s together, to the duchess coat, to make it slightly bigger and also creates a way of opening and closing the jacket that was not there before. I also helped to start the process of the wig, which I will have pictures of soon.
I was given a very nice old tailcoat for the rhino. I had to add a panel of stretchy fabric down the centre back. I sowed wire into the lining of each tail, and spray paint two wire hangers black and sow them into each tail to create a more animalistic appearance. Then I was given a hair-dressing mat. Which I need to make bigger by and inch, cover with a woollen fabric and add cording round the side with purple ribbon. 
Dress rehearsal,
     Elderly Nelly and Gorden,
The Rhino/Father 
Filming for the BBC,
The Production,