Monday 27th March 2017
I then combined both the flash file video’s and the audio’s using Andrew’s more authoritative voice to produce the following video which I intend to use as part of the final installation.
I also had a tutorial with Emrys where we discussed the availability of the film room after Easter. Emrys suggested that if I could get my installation ready before Easter it could then be documented and assessed by himself and Helen so that after Easter the room could be left free for the third year’s exhibition.
Wednesday 29th March 2017 – Research
Dress For Our Time is a project by Professor Helen Storey, an artist, designer and researcher at Centre for Sustainable Fashion a University of the Arts London research centre based at London College of Fashion.
Helen uses the power of fashion to communicate and act upon some of the world’s most complex issues, notably climate change and the mass displacement of people.
The dress is created from a decommissioned UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) refugee tent that once housed a displaced Syrian family at Za’atari Camp in Jordan, and was gifted to the project by UNHCR. In giving the tent a second life, it endows this public art installation with an unbreakable bond to humanity and represents the importance of nurturing and protecting all people and safeguarding generations to come.
It is a symbol of what it means to be human and the precarious nature of our existence.
This one-of-a-kind dress has been made from a decommissioned UN refugee tent that once housed families in a refugee camp in Jordan. It was given to the project by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Dress For Our Time uses the very latest UNHCR data – which represents the movement of 8 million refugees around the world – to create an animation that is projected onto the dress. The data and the dress work together to highlight the number and location of displaced people around the globe, humanising the numbers by using a point of light for every one hundred human lives.
‘Worldwide, one in every 113 people on the planet is now either a refugee, internally displaced, or seeking shelter – that’s 65.3 million people on the move globally. This project uses the power of fashion to help us connect to what was previously unimaginable, asking how we can all remain a humanitarian in a time of colossal and irreversible change.’ – Helen Storey