often my projects take on the issue of ‘wearables’ both as a performative act, and also to comment on the use of animals and their bodies in the fashion industry.
post Selvedge – boobscapes & wearables … getting ready to do some new works!
Top left: boobscape wearable for a performance at Psi2016 fleshy encounters
Top right: fleshlump neck-piece, made for Selvedge as part of Melbourne Fashion Festival, 2017
Bottom left: boobscape 3 casts each made in the shape of the leather symbol for Selvedge
Bottom right: experiments with textures for work on bio-fabricated fabrics for the work bloodlines
fleshlump (wearable rosary) in Selvedge, March 2017 at Space@Collins
My new work is focusing on the relationships between the dairy industry (boobscape), the collection of ‘co-products’ such as foetal-bovine serum, placental tissues, slink leather from foetal bodies (slink), the demand of these foetal tissue and blood products in cellular technology in particular in-vitro meat and bio-fabricated leather. Using my pre-existing sculptures, and new forms, I will trace the connections between these industries, as well as continue my focus on the broader environmental impact of the dairy industry, in particular the leaching of excess nutrients into the waterways/water table.