Cabbage Dressing in Corona Times

Charlotte Østergaard, Sally E. Dean

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Cabbage Dressing in Corona Times is a research project conducted by Charlotte and Sally that explores collaborative making, wearing, and undressing within the limitations of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The material of cabbage is chosen because of its impermanence — it easily decomposes, becoming symbolic of the fragility of our current context. The costumes have been created together but also separately, over zoom on live and virtual moving bodies. The material and recording media continue to de-form, re-form, un-form and in-form the making, moving, reflecting and documenting process.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Aug 21
EventCostume Agency : Critical Costume Conference 2020 - Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway
Duration: 2020 Aug 212020 Aug 23


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Bibliographical note

BETWIXT is an international interdisciplinary collaborative duo consisting of visual artist/ costume designer Charlotte Østergaard (DK) and somatic dance/theatre artist Sally E. Dean (NO/USA/UK). Together they aim to create a total work of art (Gesamtkunstwerk) where the costume, choreographic material and site co-create each other. How does the costume move/form the body and how does the body move/form the costume?
Charlotte and Sally have been professional artists for over 20 years. Both are PhD Research Fellows: Sally at Oslo National Academy of the Arts and Charlotte at Malmö Theater Academy/ Lunds University.

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Performing Arts

Artistic work

  • Design

Free keywords

  • collaboration
  • somatic-costume
  • artistic research
  • costume
  • material-discursive practice


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