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.