Drap-O

 

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digital print, costume, performance


Drap-O
three objects, multiple identities

Taking its inspiration from the objects a Buddhist monk must carry, Drap-O is a concise fashion formula for the urban nomad seeking to explore world sartorial identities with 3 simple accessories:

1 x stick

1 x long piece of cotton rope

1 x large (approx. 1 m x 1.6m) piece of black cotton fabric

Live performance demonstration available on request.

Drap-O is an anti-fashion art project which functions alongside the  ‘Black Walks Series‘. Photography in collaboration with Othello DeSouza-Hartley


Beyond Bounds | a collaboration with Othello De’Souza Hartley

Dominique was interested in Othello’s ‘Masculinity Project (Phase 5)’ and Othello wanted to know more about the performative aspect of the ‘Black Series’. The starting point for Beyond Bounds was Drap-O. Here the collaboration started, keeping these simple objects they created a new piece together, ‘Beyond Bounds’, which opens a conversation between their individual practices around gendered identities and notions of freedom.