D. a. a. V. C. o. C.


Deconstruction as a Virtual Component of Construction (2018) is an experimental research and textile collection containing physical and mental exploration. Its theme, the identification of self through community and dress, has previously been explored in a project in collaboration with performers in Berlin, where, in six sessions, the artist shared her phenomenological, psychological and sociopolitical research, discussing specific questions with the performers, who then expressed the research physically. The score was defined by the theoretical research and textile pieces or costumes which became the threads of conversation. Questions may include: Does a process of identifying others' action differ from a process of identifying an own(ed) action? How far can one forget self to be able to connect with another self? Under what conditions can fabric become dress, and vice versa?

Initiated at Arts Catalyst, London, as part of Anti-University Now Festival 2018. Previously rehearsed at Theaterhaus Mitte, Berlin. 

Participants in London: Alice Karsten, Marie-Cecile Reber, Alex Robertson, Nena Robertson, Francesc Serra Vila, Ryan Skelton, Natasha Sturgis, Gwen Van den Bout, Artur Vidal, Ella White

Participants in Berlin: Kendra Chiagoro-Noel, Elisa Duca, Nelly Hakkarainen, Lingji Hon, Katharina Joy, Rebecca Korang, Assi Pakkanen