ACT N°1 Spring Summer 2023
In search for the forbidden inner self. We conceal one too many personalities under the skin. We show a face for different occasions. Are we fake? Or another way round? Are we wonders with the skills to do so? Behind the mask we imprison the soul, in the struggle to get away and reach peace. Masks have been used and developed for self-defence, expression and prison and evolved into masterpieces of culture, art and history, over the centuries. During the show the concept is being expressed by Traditional Chinese Opera elements with revised details to represent the present moment: our past will always influence our future. Patch military pockets resemble a uniform of a servicewoman, a fighter, sometimes with feminine distortions. Corsets, tulle ruffles with volume, texture and sometimes structure give the idea of a shield.