My Clothes, workshop/performance, Manifesta7, Bolzano/Rovereto, 2008

MY CLOTHES, Manifesta, 2008, poster

Daniel González D.G. Clothes Project
My clothes

Create clothing that speaks of me

workshop-performance curated by Silvia Conta
in collaboration with Manifesta 7 – Education Department
Wednesday 1st of October, 2008, Bolzano, Ex-Alumix
Saturday 4th of October, 2008, Rovereto, Ex Manifattura Tabacchi- Event for the Day of Contemporary Art

Beyond fashion and beyond brands, clothing speaks of the people they are created by. This is the philosophy of the workshop with Daniel González, Argentinian artist and stylist–who a number of years ago started the “D.G. Clothes Project,” creating unique “work of art clothing” for unique individuals, a second-skin of sort, to reveal the identity of the person they are created for through the very characteristics of the clothing.  The artist lead participants in the creation of a new and unique “work of art clothing,” from the modification of a piece of clothing brought in.  Through shape, materials, combinations, cuts, etc. each participant identified themselves in their new creations.  The “work of art- clothing” opens doors to the imagination and allows one to feel their own often forgotten unique qualities. It is an invitation to set your personality free.

Free workshop – participants were asked to bring with them an article of clothing to transform (T-shirt, trousers, blouses, etc.)

Photo credits Regina Geisler