For as long as I can remember I liked to ‘dress-up’. As a little girl I liked to wear my mother’s high heels, long dresses and wrap cloth around my head and imagine it is long hair (for I had short hair most of my life). Even to this day I like to wear a variety of wigs – even during normal day time- if weather permits.
The first time I dressed-up for an exhibition was in 2013 for my show called Rubber ever After. I needed to generate attention during the art festival and I did that by dressing up as an invented character for my make-belief world/kingdom.
I think we all dress, to a certain extent, in the way we want to be attended to. I want to be surrounded by the emotions associated with the clothes/face paint/ wigs i’m wearing. In a sense it is the physical manifestation, an outward worn symbol of what is happening within. to me it is also a serious for of play. wearing rubber can be quite kinky too 😉
random note: If I could have one superpower it would probably be to convince people, like the “Poison Ivy” character in the series Gotham. If you could choose a superpower, what will it be?