Walk wild landscapes in your imagination with Kate Fletcher, author and Professor of Sustainability, Design, Fashion at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, University of the Arts London. A collaboration with Cambridge Junction Associate Artist Zoë Svendsen, and sound designer Carolyn Downing.
Kate Fletcher’s book Wild Dress, published in 2019, uses clothes as a way into a changed understanding of the natural world, stitching together experiences of bodies and landscapes through the medium of what we wear.
We are at the first stages of creating a sonic performance piece that explores these texts in varying environments; making with, as well as, for our audiences.
We would like to invite you to be part of our first audience – and to draw on your experience of listening to Wild Dress to shape the next stage of the performance development.
Come to CoFarm Cambridge on Sat 24 July 2021 to walk and listen – wander the hybrid landscapes of Coldham’s Common and then return to share your thoughts with us (either by chatting it through with us or in writing). We will provide biscuits (please bring a flask of tea to go with them!).BOOK YOUR FREE TICKETS
"I think we need some hybrid vigour… a nature-culture hybrid which bleeds through seams, races into a weave and labours into a garment’s cut. A hybrid with a more integrated relationship with the natural world. This is how I want to dress. A wardrobe that welcomes wildness."Kate Fletcher ‘Wilding Clothing’, Wild Dress (2019)
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