Garment: body/object transformation, Fall 2012, California College of the Arts
Students were challenged to remake a garment into a sculpture that they placed or wore in a public setting and documented that experience of engaging in the public sphere with their altered body as sculpture. The project questioned the functionality of design, objects for use/the functions, and the body as architecture. Students explored spatial boundaries through story-telling, movement/activating space and the significance of objects to the viewer and to culture. They were asked, "As a maker, how do you identify yourself with the things you make? Is your art a part of you or not?" For all of the students, issues of identity became paramount.