Costumes for Curators #1 Stuart Allen (2013)
#1 Stuart Allen the Hawk Racing Suit, the costume takes influence from the prolifically hard training of the Eurasian Sparrow Hawk and the reflective nebulous’ present in the nights sky created by dust reflecting the light close to nearby stars.
The Costumes for Curators series seeks to investigate the role of costume within the incidental performance of the everyday, challenging its use as a visual tool or extra and instead using it as an integral element to the work. The project further looks to question the role between the artist and the curator by creating a situation where the curator becomes consumed within the art work as an active performer through the wearing of the costume. The curator is integral to the work as the costume is made for the curator responding to them as an individual, their working role and the context the costume is worn in.
This work is available as a portrait print
Photography: Julian Hughes