Using black and white card, tape and pen I had in mind Coco Chanel's quotation "fashion is architecture - it is a matter of proportions".
Constructing the work I referenced my knowledge of paper pattern making for fashion, constructing flat shapes which when folded and sewn create the finished structure in ready to wear fashion. The second method in fashion involves draping or folding upright, on the body, (inherent in haute couture). This is usually used in making one-off unique pieces. This work was constructed upright on the wall but utilised the materials of the horizontal method. The lighting in the gallery created much of the form.
It was intended to be destroyed when the show ended. After a clothing production run the paper patterns were often destroyed to stop piracy of the design.
Made for the Koppel Project Residency 2018 in the lower floor of the gallery.
The piece responds to observed interior details of the venue and exterior architectural features of the City location in which the site is located.