Emphasis is placed on the body, secured within a temporary structure of light. As a result, the buildings as a backdrop appear flattened
This project explores activating intimate, personal, or social space with light. Architectural elements are built off the body and mix with historical fashion references. Attention is draw to the most significant role of the circumference - this is illuminated. Personal boundary is highlighted and the shape of the silhouette extended significantly. Proxemics is mused upon and made abstractly tangible. By highlighting the hidden space that is formed around bodies, this work ponders the cultural expectations about how streets, neighborhoods and cities are organised.
References are made to the Victorian and Renaissance fashions that extend the silhouette of the wearer.
Architectural Headpiece: A reference to elaborate Renaissance headdress. The Gable hood is a wired headdress shaped like the gable of a house. Building architectural elements off the human form
The Crinoline: A large hooped skirt worn in Victorian times and developed from the earlier farthingale. Women of all classes with enthusiasm adopted the crinoline. It allowed women's legs to be free from numerous heavy petticoats. It was light and created a large circumference, which surrounded her frame. If we look at basic proxemics, we see that the crinoline pushed out into the wearers’ social space. Therefore, physically maintaining strong personal boundaries.