Unbecoming is a series of contemporary ceremonial costumes intended for use in video, photographic, and performative production in association with the exhibition of formal sculptural works derived from the costumes themselves, which deconstruct to basic geometric elements and exist as decorative relics of the ritual. These garments reference traditional shamanic costumes in that they are vehicles that facilitate ascension to various planes of consciousness. They allow for full expression and shepherd transformation through access to a meditative space. These costumes exist as “skins” intended to accentuate our relationships with ourselves as the beast - a way to express the beast and a way to control the beast.
Costume series for video and performance.
Performance in Skeleton Suit for The Hour of the Wolf in collaboration with Rachel Fainter. Photograph by Andrew T. Foster.
Splayed Skeleton Suit
Hour of the Wolf
Documentation of The Hour of the Wolf in collaboration with Rachel Fainter. Photograph by Andrew T. Foster.
Series of aluminum and steel scale hoods for video and performance.
Digital Print 20" x 24"
Documentation of Psychic Love Connection performance at Dixon Place NYC.