Delante de la cara

Barcelona 2015
Delante de la cara, is a research through the role of garments in gender construction. How the performativity of garments, that from the repetition of patterns, produce subjectivities. Being a women as a result of these performativities and the possibilities under the uncontrollable repetition.
This research has different pathways of experimentation, one would be the garment’s structure, another the textile, and finally its different appearances and shows of the resulting pieces. All of them arising from its perfomance essence and will.

Paint my own skin, is an action developed from the metaphor of me being my own mask. For that, I’ve painted my own skin to delimitate the bounds for the garments and also I’ve painted different garments with different parts of my body. With this exercise I’ve tried to transfer my skin to the fabric and my body to the garments.

Delante de la cara
Delante de la cara
Delante de la cara

With this intention I’ve chose different skin tones fabrics to paint with black ink. Then I draw different parts of my body, they’re not chosen randomly, those have sensitive meaning for me.
I’ve paint 6 times by body under one order, delimitate your body. The repetition of this act gives me the boundaries for 6 different interior garments of the collection.
In the end the cracks from my body stays at the garment and it became cracks from the garment to other bodies.

Delante de la cara
Delante de la cara

This is me drawing at Nauestruch during my residency to develop and produce this project.

Delante de la cara

Delante de la cara piece’s where developed due to overlap them on the body: firstly, a skin tone underwear result of Paint my own skin experimentation; secondly, a monochrome (red or black) layer of garments, which result of the pattern making experimentation of second hand male or female gender associated iconic garments, I called this action Abruptosidades here you can see some documentation of it; finally, different materials hand knitted accessories that bind us to the body.

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Delante de la cara
Delante de la cara
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Delante de la cara
Delante de la cara
Delante de la cara

Hereby documentation of the pieces by myself
Model Alba Luna Moreira

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Delante de la cara

Ensemble 1
Garment 051
Top buttoned on the back
Apron fastened in front
100% peach polyester from the 70’s
Red tile
Garment 081
100% silk hand painted body

Delante de la cara
Delante de la cara

Ensemble 2
Garment 082
Body one long sleeve
100% Hand painted ottoman polyester
Toasted nude

Garment 052
Long red dress
100%  wild silk, back: transparent litmus silk
Red

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Delante de la cara
Delante de la cara

Ensemble 3

Garment 063
Overskirt pants
Pants: 100% wool, overskirt: 100% georgette pleated from the 70’s polyester
Black

Garment 083
Strapless body
100% Hand painted silk
Toasted nude

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Delante de la cara
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Delante de la cara
Delante de la cara

Ensemble 4

Garment 044
Jumpsuit
100% voile cotton
Black

Garment 084
Jumpsuit
100% Hand painted ottoman polyester
Toasted nude

Delante de la cara

Ensemble 5

Garment 035
Top
100% Elastic tul
Matt black

Garment 075
Peaks skirt
Outside,95% cotton 5% elastano Satin
Inside, 100% voile cotton
Black

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Delante de la cara
Delante de la cara
Delante de la cara
Delante de la cara

Ensemble 6

Garment 056
Asymmetric dress
95% cotton 5% elastano Satin
Black

Garment 082
Asymmetric overall
100% silk hand painted body

To share the project Oriol Ocaña edited a publication including photography by Alina Asmus, text by myself.

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The serie of underwear garments of  Delante de la cara were selected for the exhibition: Vestir i Desvestir Cossos: Fenomenologies d’Aparició (Dress and undress bodies: Phenomenologies of appearance), at Centre d’Art La Panera (Lleida) and Museo Can Marfà (Mataró), curated by Maia Creus and Oriol Ocaña, both happening along 2016.

Delante de la cara

Delante de la cara
Laura Fernández Antolín
2015
Centre d’Art La Panera, Lleida

Delante de la cara

Delante de la cara
Laura Fernández Antolín
2015
Can Marfà, Mataró