The fashion and fine art worlds have long been raucous bedfellows: consider the collaborations between Alexander McQueen and Damien Hirst; creative director of Comme des Garçons, Rei Kawakubo's 1997 work with famed experimental choreographer Merce Cunningham; and Elmgreen and Dragset’s Prada Marfa from 2005, to name just a few.
While not quite of this calibre, a new project from London agency DBLG certainly sounds like it's going to be an interesting one when it comes to drawing together the worlds of installation art, moving image and fashion.
The studio's video installation piece, Hidden, takes the form of a triptych that looks to "merge the world of fashion and visual art."
It's being released to kick off London Fashion week 2019, which runs from 13-17 September at The Store X, 180 Strand, with a debut screening on the first night of LFW; and DBLG says that Hidden "pushes the boundaries of communicating fashion as art through film."
The piece was created in collaboration with womenswear designer Vincent Lapp and Blood Moon Project, a new experimental music trio comprised of London-based singers, musicians, composers, and producers Heloise Tunstall Behrens, Tanya Auclair, and Luisa Gerstein.
They sound like an interesting bunch for sure, working together in Deep Throat Choir (my god, we love that name) and The Quorum, all-female ensembles exploring the voice through polyphonic singing traditions and Deep Listening, as pioneered by the legendary Pauline Oliveros. Blood Moon Project is a new experimental project as a trio.
If you wish to attend the launch event at Motel Studios, Hoxton, East London on the evening of 12 September, please email Yanika Chauhan on [email protected].