Collection: PART 3

Research

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I used this kind of knotting technique as it reminded me visually of two things being tied together or something becoming bound shut. For example the vaginal in female circumcision. It also reminded me of two things being held together but trying to break free while becoming worn and damaged. 

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One can see in this photo on the side where the garment ripped which gave me inspiration to cut up the piece and create samples to be pieced together on the body

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I tried making these samples look clean and pretty so that I would then be able to dismantle them and knit them back together to to show manipulation and disfiguring of the body.

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Disfigured 

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Breaking through, stepping away from "perfection" while desperately trying to hold together

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Different knotting experiments to look at control and capture visually

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Peer assessment 

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Harrods project, "peacocking" (looking the part)

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Harrods project, "peacocking" (looking the part)

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Perfect precision 

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Perfect precision 

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Perfect precision 

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Classic Harrods Green men

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Army men (similarities in green men)

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binding and control

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Destroying the body to achieve what is thought be ideal

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Seeking perfection 

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Cutting away from needing to be perfect

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Broken down and pieced together 

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Disfigured form 

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Disfigured body

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Ideal/perfect

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Strength

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Blurred view of beauty

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Natural body 

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Gaunt and worn down

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Porcelain and flowers (delicate and innocence)

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showing wild qualities through masks

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Drawing your own view of perfect

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Hand covering the mask (hiding)

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The ideal shows with masks (hiding) 

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Covering and hiding as well as animalistic qualities being shown on the outside

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Combining animals and humans 

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Incased

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Abused for entertainment 

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Inner animals 

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Reaching out to break through mould 

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Pattern on leotard reminds me of rope and binding

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Design on her leotard reminds me of the reproductive system

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Trapped 

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Trapped 

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Beauty through material 

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Covering up the pain (blood)

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Dying to be perfect

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Two-sides to every story

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Pain underneath perfection

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Distressing 

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I found it interesting how this dancer is not wearing a classic leotard or tutu which makes me feel like the dancer is focusing on communicating the emotion of a story visually instead of just trying to active perfection and a pretty story.

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imperfect material and body motions. Comes across and much more strong and powerful.

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Material, movement, and neutral colours

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Gener and how they are perceived in the ballet world 

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The need to be perfect is overwhelmed with the harsh physical and emotional demands that surround a dancer. 

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Idealism

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Good vs. bad, pretty vs. ugly, dark vs. light 

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Dance and ballet were often used in storytelling. However, the dancer would often have to portray the story so convincingly that all the things that made them human had to be compressed and masked over.

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Historically, ballet was always portrayed with light weight, pretty fabric, flowers, and physical grace, a fact that is still true today.

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In a dance company, the directors often have unrealistic visions of a group of dancers with all the same bodies and physical abilities which often results in a painful process to achieve the perfect picture the director has in mind.

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I found this photo interesting because of how clean, effortless, and graceful it appears while requiring tremendous strength and technique.

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I chose this photo because of the interesting shape made with the body as well as the graceful strength that is shown in the arms and legs, strength to make the movements look clean and effortless. 

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Dancers cover their bleeding feet and aching muscles with pink satin shoes, clean tights, and pretty tutus.

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In ballet, everything has to appear to be perfect and exact, and so dancer go to great lengths to make everything appear as though effortless. 

Unit 7 Project Proposal First Draft

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Exploring the binding of the body and the in caption of the mental inside the physical

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Development for final piece

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I tried making these samples look clean and pretty so that I would then be able to dismantle them and knit them back together to to show manipulation and disfiguring of the body.

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My experimentation with knotting and ribbon on the body

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leaf knot which reminded me of female circumcision 

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Disfiguring of the body 

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Breaking through/falling out of the hold 

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Image

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Harrods selection entry paragraph 

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Harrods project, "peacocking" (looking the part)

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Harrods project, "peacocking" (looking the part )

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Look the part

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Pride 

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Pride

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Looking the part and precision 

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Beauty distorted (female circumcision)

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Bound (female circumcision)

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Need for the ideal ballet body

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Trapped

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Breaking apart/burnt out

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Disfigured form

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Manipulated body

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Manipulated bodied

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Ideal/perfect

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Natural female figure

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Distortion 

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Creating shapes with the body

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Strength/"perfection"

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Ideal/"perfect"

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Skewed and blurry vision of perfect which is actually harmful 

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"Flawless" exterior

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Distressed and worn down 

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Clean

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Ideal 

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Fragile and innocence 

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Drawing own external identity 

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Hands used to hide underneath  

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Achieving idealism through mask and covers

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Contortion of the body 

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Inner animal

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Trained and abused animals

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In captured animals 

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Covering with fabric

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Pattern on leotard reminds me of rope and binding

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Trapped

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Bound

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Abstract body

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Disfigured

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Cover-up

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Inside to outside

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Something once perfect broken apart 

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Pain

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Distressing 

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I like the use of movement and tulle 

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The embroidery on this dancers leotard made me think of rope and how it is used as a restraint or something used to make one feel trapped. I related this to a dancer being trapped in the idea of needing to be perfect.

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Using a literal mask to cover up whats underneath ("masking" the pain)

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Male controls the females body and movements

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The drape and flow of the material on the body with movement visually made me think of becoming more free and "raw" with movements and instead of focusing on being perfect and pretty, expressing what one feels through movement and dance.

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Stepping away from classic ballet bit still looking at movement and the body.

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Tutus and tulle for design and sample development.

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I felt this image of the stage and performance was interesting because it shows how everything is on display and needs to appear perfect for the people watching despite what is actually going on.

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All dancers were and are expected to meet the same impossible standards as their peers to achieve the ideal perfect picture on stage. 

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Beginning with an image of pointe shoe as the very initial starting point of my research for my unit 7 proposal.

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Control over the body

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I tried making these samples look clean and pretty so that I would then be able to dismantle them and knit them back together to to show manipulation and disfiguring of the body.

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My experimentation with knotting and ribbon on the body 

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Different knotting experiments to look at control and capture visually

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Distorted 

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Disfiguring of the body 

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Trying to appear together meanwhile falling apart

Control

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Harrods project, "peacocking" (looking the part)

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Harrods project, "peacocking" (looking the part)

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Looking the part 

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Perfect precision 

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Perfect precision 

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Decorated 

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Look the part 

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Pride

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Covering-up

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Trapped

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Suffocating in the body

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Messy and disfigured 

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Disfigured

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Disfigured body

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Disfigured body

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Strength/"perfection"

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Distortion

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Ideal, "picture perfect"

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Ideal

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Distorted

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Ideal beauty 

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Porcelain (fragile and perfect)

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Porcelain (delicate and pretty)

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Abstract view of the body

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Animal masks showing animalistic qualities in humans

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Hand covering mask (hiding) 

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Hand covering masks (hiding)

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Combining animals and human 

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Inner demon

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Disfigured and manipulated bodies 

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Animals in humans

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Abused for entertainment 

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Trained and abused for entertainment 

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Breaking free

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Hiding in fabric (@andreysamarin)

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Underneath hidden

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Inside onto the outside

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Distress and falling apart 

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Shape 

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