This series of ten sculptural costumes was created for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra who commissioned the pieces to be worn in conjunction with the city's annual light festival and concert, Lumenocity. I worked along with fellow artists Lindsey Whittle and Julian Spring to create these ten original costumes. The design brief stated that the costumes must be sculptural in form, be inspired by Art Deco architecture, and must all have elements that light up. Together, Lindsey and I undertook the research, design, and fabrication of the costumes, while Julian undertook all of the research, development, coding, and execution of the wearable electronics.
Materials: fabric, el wire, LED lights, industrial foam, LED hoola hoops, metal pencil rod
Additional support and costume building by Clint Basinger
All models are dancers in the dance company Pones Inc.
All photos show the garments in daylight and at night, and are all courtesy of Grace DuVal