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Restricted Movements: A study of performative values of abstract garments and objects
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates performative values of garments and objects in relation to space. It aims to show the potential of using abstract garments and objects as choreographers and communicators for dance performance.

The concept of creating garments that act as indicators for movement in contemporary dance is insufficiently explored. This research will provide further knowledge of how one can use garments and objects to extend the body and therefore reach unexplored movement territory. Furthermore this study is made with a fashion research perspective and strives to provide an alternative to fashion that is experienced instead of consumed. #performativefashion

First different investigations were made to get a deeper understanding of what such work tells us about the relationship between objects, body and space. Then a selection of pieces were finalized in order to show their performative and communicative potential.

The methods used in the project were structured by experiments built on restriction and interaction. The tests were made in collaboration with a professional dancer. In the experiments, the body has to overcome a restriction. The limitation is transformed into possibilities that generates new movements, shapes and communication.

In conclusion, this research can help change our perception of objects and space. It will also provide more information about how to explore the potential of garments as directors for dance performance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019.
Keywords [en]
Performative fashion, movement, performance, shape, communication, garment, restriction, space, object, Interaction
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-22042OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-22042DiVA, id: diva2:1370987
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Fashion Design
Available from: 2019-11-21 Created: 2019-11-18 Last updated: 2019-11-21Bibliographically approved

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