Sara Lundberg, exhibition, Everything and Everybody a material, conference, 2017
The showcase presents pieces from my ongoing research on form in fashion design. Operating in-between the scale of the body and the scale of the interior, the work revolves around two questions: 1) the nature of the human form, and 2) the function of clothing to communicate this nature.
Through the form operation ”Distortion”, dress here turns fiction to reality through its structure as re-conforming, re-defining the plain body. The body turned-dressed sculpture in the exhibition manifests itself as an abstraction, disfigured and dismantled, still, reincarnated as a body – a dressed body. The limits of the body is given by the limits of the dress. The type of material suggests formal wear - archetypical fabrics that governs the definitions of dress as well as that of the body. Viewing the piece from all angles, the three-dimensionality of the pieces opens up questions of what forms are regarded as bodily – and which are not. This to achieve new visions of the body and new thoughts on the production of form within fashion design