Resisting Gestures

Collaboration with Valentina Dillon

“release technique” ~ focus on and drawing from breath...


Resisting Gestures was a project developed in collaboration with Valentina Dillon, a contemporary dancer and choreographer.

Through a collaborative approach, a garment was designed based on cues from Valentina’s dance practice. She then developed choreography in response, which was performed and presented through film and photography.

Points of tension and activation were designed within the garment, through the pull cords and resulting gathers. This was done to allow for a performative collaboration between the dancer and the cloth.