re:action is a conceptual garment that explores and illustrates humankinds attempt to dominate and control the natural world. This is done through creating an endlessly malleable garment, which is given shape by both the wearers’ manipulation of it, as well as its interactions with the external environment. Initially drawing inspiration from the Bonsai, which is the quintessential archetype of nature under mans control; we sought to design a soft surface object as a further elucidation of this troublesome relationship, looking further into ideas of control, manipulation and mindfulness. We aim to bring mindfulness to action and reaction, control and a lack thereof, as it applies to the relationship between man and the natural environment. Re:action has been meticulously composed; each facet of its final form articulating our initial intention to consider the increasingly conflicting relationship between the human and the natural environment.
Designed, drafted, dyed and sewn by myself and Lucas LaRochelle. Made from aluminum wire and raw silk.