Skinetic Zone NOV 14 / 15 / 16 2014 at Kunstoff One Grove Street, San Francisco
In this live action performance inspired by graphic novels, the characters from another dimension struggle for control of magical power. Dazzled by their own technology, the power hungry creators are ultimately forced to listen to other beings who speak on behalf of the colliding natural world.
I feel these pieces as an extension of my work with small soft sculpture, but here in large scale and set to life, in shape shifting movement.
The costume design mixes natural elements and simple black and white graphics (except in the roly-polys) to leave the color work to be done by the lights and visuals.
Here are some process shots of the making of one of the costumes:
The white fabric is made into panels. The mask repeats some of the same fabric from the medallion on the back but here acts as a “sideburn” over the hair strands that cover the mouth.
Live photos by Dave Jeffords, process and rehearsal photos by Maria Chenut.