Garments for Multiple People / The Mission

Nine travellers enrobed together, navigating the stages and spaces of an unfamiliar territory. A roving performance in costume.

Five garments for multiple people to wear at a time – hats, capes, and a very large dress. Created for AfterImage 2017 at Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Art in the Open 2017. For AfterImage, garments were displayed and worn by attendees throughout the evening. For Art in the Open, I worked with a group of nine volunteer performers to create a choreographic vocabulary of commands and gestures/movements. On the night of the event, the performers took to the streets in costume, creating an improvised performance throughout the city using this shared vocabulary.

Inspired by garments made by James Lee Byars and Lygia Pape.

With assistance from Kelly Caseley and Sam Stewart