schneiderei / tailoring is a do-it-yourself kit. It was presented as a performance with two formal variations, for two dancers.

Generally, an expanse of cloth is cut up into individual pieces and made into an item of clothing by means of seams, which in their turn define the room for movement available to the body. I have reduced the work on the fabric to basic geometric forms and cuts, in and through which the body is able to move. The dimensions of the pieces of fabric emerge from the cloth widths generally available on the market.

In motion, the expanse of fabric is constantly re-formed. The plastic interplay of body and clothing becomes visible.

The DIY-kit tailoring contains all the components necessary to realise this principle.

Multiple, 41x41x6 cm, with cardboard, pattern drawing 160 x 160 cm, marked area of felt, tailoring scissors, accompanying leaflet
edition of 9, performance: 12 min.

graduation work (Diploma), Sculpture and Fashion Design, KHB, 2002/03, Prof. Inge Mahn und Prof. Christine Perthen
theoretical diploma 'Beobachtungen zwischen Körper und Kleid’, supervised by Prof. Hans Joachim Ruckhäberle

Text identitäten based on theoretical diploma thesis (German)