ecdysis / dress
ecdysis / dress explores a new move to Vietnam, a year of drastic change and the shedding of an old skin in this rapidly regenerating country.
Exhibition statement from FLUX: An exhibition of a changing city:
Ecdysis Dress and Ecdysis Portraits (ecdysis is the process of shedding the old skin in reptiles) explore the artist’s move to Vietnam, reflecting on a year of drastic change and the shedding of an old skin in the rapidly regenerating city. The dress, made from the typical striped tarpaulin used on building sites in Vietnam, is modelled on the artist’s own recent wedding dress. Ecdysis Dance playfully brings the dress to life through a flipbook. In stop motion, the artist’s new husband throws, catches and spins with the dress - a first dance, and a new adventure.