Winner of the Daily Motion Prize at Diane Pernet’s A Shaded View On Fashion Film Festival 2009, HLH:2509BC. The theme ‘traversing boundaries’ formed the basis of our approach. Boundaries are crossed in a corporeal way – colour, form and texture – in the garments, but also in their connotations. Nuances suggest archaeological/military functionality. However, more prominently, the designs have an aesthetic drive away from these strict regimes.
The linear, divided form of the black and white ‘measuring stick’ was used in the film as a motif of this act of traversing. The placement of the clothing within the chosen landscapes also characterise the interweaving sensibilities. Scale and divisions of the frame/screen were amalgamated to extend this effect.
Screenshots from HLH:2509BC