Slow Clothes (2006 - 2009)
Slow Clothes is a performance installation, a movement experiment, a fabric collection and an experience of tactility. It is a participatory event: people are invited to compose with fabric, to dress themselves, to move through the space, to eat and drink, to create mobile environmental platforms. Slow Clothes is based on a fabric collection entitled Folds to Infinity.
The complex connectivity and the relational environment of Slow Clothes transforms fashion from a passive fitting to an active composition.
The design of Folds to Infinity challenges:
1. the idea that clothin fits a pre-defined shape;
2. that clothing design must be modular with pieces patterned for standard assembly;
3. that clothing relates primarily to the individual body rather than relating the individual body to those around it and to their shared environment.
October 15-16 2010 Slow Clothes 4 - "Explorations in Neurodiversity” : AutCom, Milwaukee,USA.
November 6-8 2008 Slow Clothes 3 :Slow C McCord Museum Montreal, Canada.
June 12-15 2008 Slow Clothes 2 - “In Transit 08” : House of World Cultures. Berlin, Germany.
May 23-25 2008 Slow Clothes 1 -“Into the Folds” : Société des arts technologiques Montreal, Canada.
**select images by RT Simon, Brian Massumi, Leslie Plumb