This presentation looks at the development of a work entitled Peau d’Âne which coalesces fairy tales, three meteorologically modulated dresses and wearable technology. Inspired by the Charles Perrault fairy tale ‘Donkey Skin’, the aim of this project is to incarnate three ‘impossible’ dresses from the story in a material form. The dresses take on the unique and mutable characteristics of the sky, moon and sun, translating these natural qualities into real-time and location-specific actuated garments to be used in a performance context.
- Valerie Lamontagne, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
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