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SUTURE /​MOD­I­FIED BODIES

Per­for­mance Mod­i­fied Bod­ies and short film Suture are exploratory cos­tume design projects that, reflect­ing upon the bur­geon­ing pop­u­lar­ity of cos­metic surgery, con­sider the degree to which the human body has come to func­tion as cos­tume and, by exten­sion, cos­tume becomes a newly inte­gral part of a performer’s body, an agent of trans­for­ma­tion and ini­tia­tor of per­for­mance narrative.

The per­for­mance Mod­i­fied Bod­ies emerged as result of a two-​week work­shop at the Cos­tume Agency cre­ative research project held at Oslo National Acad­emy of Arts (KHIO). Ini­tially con­ceived as video com­po­nent of the per­for­mance, the short film Suture evolved into inde­pen­dent art work in which two fig­ures trans­form in a cor­po­real man­ner via the appli­ca­tion of my costumes.

Directed by Snezana Pesic

Cos­tume Design by Snezana Pesic

Inter­views by José Teodoro

Sound Design by Stephen Lions

Suture Cin­e­matog­ra­phy by Alysha Galbreath

Mod­i­fied Bod­ies Light­ing Design by Inge­borg Straxs­rud Olerud

Suture cast: Olivia Tilley, Eryn Brobyn

Mod­i­fied Bod­ies cast: Kjer­sti Stenby, Anna Lade­gaard, Deb­ora Styvsova

Cos­tume Agency 2021, Oslo National Acad­emy of the Arts (KHIO)

Link to Cos­tume Agency Workshop

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