Cleo Sloggett’s project is based upon the experimental testing and manipulation of fabrics. The artist aimed to stretch, shrink, rip, sew and burn to find out how the appearance and nature of the fabrics would be altered. The open-ended project records the processes in many ways – drawing, photographing, filming. Sloggett made samples using latex, plaster, emulsions and wax, dyes, intending to make garments. In the end, amongst other things, the artist made a film which was projected onto a garment. By being open-minded and experimental, working with lots of different materials and mixing digital approaches with hands-on media, Sloggett’s outcome was personal, unexpected and exciting.
Melanie Ayres’ prosthetics achieve suspension of disbelief, which is needed for the characters to feel realistic and effectively capture imaginations.
Robyn West’s practice explores the ramifications of the fashion industry and vanity sizing as part of an ongoing cultural investigation.