The Way We Flow Performance Piece
Below is the final performance piece video I made.
Spiritual Transcendence Potion
Fake Red and Blonde Hair, Almond Milk, Ground Nutmeg, Tree branches, Blood, Essential Oil.
Maraschino Cherries, Lemon Zest, Loose Leaf Walnut and Orange Tea, Lavender and Lemon Essential Oil in a hot brew/infusion.
Loose Leaf Wild Strawberry Tea, Brown Sugar, Vanilla Candle-Wax, Almond Milk in a hot brew/infusion.
Hairbrush with Tree Branches - Connection of body to Earth
Photos and Video - Connection of body through lover's hairbrush
The photographs of the hairbrush with both coloured hairs made me think of ways in which I could capture them both connected in other forms of experimental work. For example by freezing the hair merged together with water as I don't have any access to resin and photograph the pieces before they melt to use as inspiration for the potions I'll make afterwards, which I'll use to stain and texture my work both digitally and in real life.
Macrame Samples as headpieces/on the body
Draping with Underwear - Trail of Knots - Storytelling
Initial Draping Exercise
Primary Research on Cherries
Initial Bondage Photoshoots - Edits
Initial Bondage Photoshoot - Favourite Knots
The Way We Flow Final Garment
The Way We Flow Final Garment
Potions - Ingredients
These are all the ingredients I used to make my three potions:
1. Almond Milk 2. Loose Leaf Wild Strawberry Tea
3. Loose Leaf Walnut Orange Tea 4. Loose Leaf Honey Crisp Tea
5. Loose Leaf Hibisco Tea
6. Maraschino Cherries 7. Essential Oil
8. Ground Nutmeg 9. Vanilla Extract
10. Cinnamon Stick 11. Lavander and Lemon Oil
12. Lemon Zest 13. Vanilla Candle-wax
14. Tree Branches 15. Brown Sugar Cubes
16. Blood 17. Fake Red and Blonde Hair
Experimentation with Ice and Hair
Photographs - Connection of body through lover's hairbrush
For this test shoot, I wanted to explore the relationship that hair has within my project.
I asked myself: How can I convey connection between two people through hair, instead of the usual knotting or braiding of the two people's hair so I decided to use the hairbrush with blonde hair stuck on it whilst I brush my own red hair.
I wanted the focus of the video and photographs to be on the hair and hairbrush, so I kept the background and dresser simple.
I'll make some drawings and collages in response to the test shoot where I erase the information I don't need. such as the clothes, wall and even my face.
I used the bench in front of me to have the long hair rest on it, instead of having it simply falling down, in order to create a sense of depth to the video, which I'll look into further with toile making and the actual performance art. This helps to depict the hair in the foreground instead of it going unnoticed.
Draping with Underwear - Second Skin
Primary Research on Tongues and Cherry Stem Knots
Initial Bondage Photoshoot - Body Posture
Initial Bondage Photoshoot - Colour Schemes and Overall Atmosphere