By guest blogger Chantelle Wilson for REMADE Sustainable Wearable Art Show 2014
Open Your Closet is an exciting new section in REMADE 2014 which asks high profile local community members to open their closet to selected designers who completely rework wardrobe donations to create entirely new wearable art which will feature at REMADE 2014.
Contemporary artist Chris Flood, painter, sculptor and slightly existentialist human being, will be showcasing two designs in this year’s REMADE Sustainable Wearable Art Show, an initiative of Interweave Arts.
With the colours of caramel, gold and glitz, local news presenter Jo Palmer has contributed a few stunning pieces from her closet collection to be transformed into a progressive creation of elegant wearable art titled Take Wing.
Take Wing is an elaborate and glamourous costume piece inspired by the ladyboy cabarets of Thailand and the metaphoric transformation of the human mind. Chris’s impulsive and mysterious subconscious will be producing a vision of catwalk creativity reflecting the fantasy of disguise, perception and the art of being true to oneself. Aspiring to be seen amongst the public catwalk (aka ‘the confrontation of the Launceston mall’), Chris’s provocative and metamorphic design will surprise you as it transitions from the layers of textures and fabrics, to the layers of our mind and what makes us who we are.
The layers continue with a separate collaborative costume piece titled 99 Cuddles, designed and created with his partner Andrew Green, which has been described as the teddy bear’s picnic meets Hannibal’s massacre and is made from reclaimed, recycled soft toys.
This is certainly going to be a journey and experience which will provoke and influence its audience.