The Between Act and New-type-Object Series // Super 120ʼs Worsted Wool, Viscose Serge, Horsehair Canvas, Cotton Poplin, Beech Wood and Leather
Between Act is the literal translation of French EntrʼActe. The term, used in stage production, refers to Rene Clairʼs film that premièred in Paris, 1924 at Les Ballets Suédois. The Dadaist postproduction of Clairʼs Entrʼacte draw ones attention to the mundane and the everyday. Through motion recording techniques developed in the late 19th centrury the action of one movement to the next, then known as ʻinstantaneity’, became magnified.
As a means to explore the term ʻentranceʼ, the process of donning, putting on garments, was studied. Selected items were taken from the classic male wardrobe with the intention to observe the articulations made by the body as it maneuvered its way into the clothing and also to observe the manner in which the clothing was handled by the dresser. Subsequent to this, several ʻpointsʼ were located on the body to set the object in a space and their positions were described as: Entrance, Placement and Movement. These points resulted to a set of numbers and words that, in this process, describe what an item of clothing could be and could be made up of as an alternative to their traditional typology.
A Shirt has 5 entrances, 9 areas to hold, and 37 points, which move in space. A pair of Trousers has 7 entrances, 10 areas to hold, and 22 points, which move in space.
A Jacket has 3 entrances, 7 areas to hold, and 13 points, which move in space.
A pair of Boots has 3 entrances, 9 areas to hold, and 23 points, which move in space.