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Erin Manning holds a University Research Chair in Relational Art and Philosophy in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). She is also the director of the SenseLab

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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