This project was inspired by three different mediums film, music and art, Brazil 1985, The Cure, Dada and Surrealism.
Dadaism and Surrealism rejected logic and reason, it valued the abstract and obscure and the contradictions and comparisons with dreams and realityBrazil is a 1985 science fiction film written and directed by Terry Gilliam. The film has some very strange iconic scenes.
The Cure fitted in with, key words and phrases like, “spinning on that dizzy edge” “dreamed of all the different ways I had to make her glow” “I've been looking so long at these pictures of you that I almost believe that they're real” This depicts the parallels between dreams and reality linking my subjects together.
Developing my work I was able to examine the body form, skin and how it could be contorted and constricted. Following intense exploratory work using fabric on a stand I found I could recreate shape and sculptural form. This conceptual way of designing, pattern drafting was an inspirational new skill.
Styling this project was a tremendously exciting process for me as I was able to show and demonstrate where my true inspiration had come from.