A performative installation by Nicole J. Waller
2 March - 14 April 2018
A power symbol, stitched with masculinity; the modern suit has remained stylistically unaltered for centuries. Artist and fashion designer Nicole J. Waller takes the tension between the continuity of this garment and the continuous refitting of contemporary understandings of gender and sexuality as the starting point for Constraints Constructed. J. Waller has developed this exhibition while in residence at East of Elsewhere. Throughout the exhibition people are invited into the installation to reflect and unthread the structures that constrain self-expression and constrict the full experience of gender. Collaborating artists will also respond through performances of dance, sound and music.
Installation shots with performances.