An open call was published on the webpage of Costume Agency Research project and spread though social media and through presentations at the Prague Quadrennial June 2019 and in network gatherings as OISTAT Costume Design Sub Commission June 2019.
Applicants were professional costume designers or/ and scenographers, performing art artists, costume design students at Master level and PhD fellows in costume design or/ and scenography.
Each participant brought garments and description for their visions for a performance embedded in the garments or/ and ideas for what to try out in the workshop.
The designers were provided with:
Individually 4 sessions x 3 hours totally 16 hours with two performers/ dancers
Sharing sessions 4 session x 3 hours totally 12 hours x four performers/ dancers
Space and basic stage equipment
Light design and dialogue with a light designer
Consultations by the two main researchers of Costume Agency
All workshop participants met for feedback and brainstorming sessions to help each other think and create
A photo session and video recording of the performance
Designer Signe Becker. Performers Nadege Kubwayo and Victor A. O. Pedersen. Photo Espen Tollefsen.
Um abraço negro. Designer Fausto Viana. Performers Nadege Kubwayo, Victor A. O. Pedersen and Fausto Viana. Photo Espen Tollefsen.
Designer Christina Lindgren. Performers Lenka Rozehnal and Tova Ekenberg. Photo Espen Tollefsen.
Designer Linnea Bågander. Performers Nadege Kubwayo and Victor A. O. Pedersen. Photo Espen Tollefsen.