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COSTUME

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Bowery crosses gender and identity in this costume. Having just learned about the planes of movement within 'Laben' this garment reflects the idea of restriction that was discussed in class. The planes of movement are restricted by not moving your arms so you are restricted to the wheel movement. I love the drama and androgyny of this piece. That is what interests me and Bowery's look takes a lot of elements of drag.

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Still from 'Paris is Burning' 1990. Pepper La Beija.

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SET DESIGN

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Phyllida Barlow has created an immersive environment within Tate Britain. When I visited Tate Britain to see the Turner Prize show, it was a very overwhelming environment. All of the wood was splayed all over the area and it wasn't dictated by human height so you were having to duck and move within the environment. In our brief we had to create an immersive environment and Barlow is an example of an immersive environment. 

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Photos taken from the Tate website

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LIGHT

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Anthony McCall uses light to create an immersive environment instead of how we used light, which was to present a show. I went to see a McCall piece 6 years ago and the memory has stuck with me ever since. As someone that is afraid of the dark, McCall is able to create a somewhat comforting environment. I wasn't fearful at all, on the contrary it was playful and fun. The flashing lights that create shapes entice you to play within the work. This use of light is not only very interactive but beautiful as well. As an aesthetic environment it becomes breathtaking because it is so unnatural.

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