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Costumes Ballett, 2021

  • Performance piece by Zirkus FahrAwaY, Basel/CH
  • Costume concept & printdesign
  • Printed by Contrado, London/UK
  • Tailoring by Sandra Frank & Schule für Mode und Gestalten, Olten/CH

The seven circus acrobats and musicians show their art amidst stacks of pallets, which they bring in, pile up, rearrange, play on and make dance. Their costumes also refer to human beings as commodities and manoeuvrable masses. They look as if they were sewn from tarpaulins and packaging material. For this trompe l'oeil effect, the fabrics were first digitally printed and then tailored into garments.

Photography by Tilman Pfäfflin