Embroidered Lifebuoy

24 06 2010

I volunteered to be a costume assistant to Arianne Cardoso´s performance on Saturday, June 26. Her concept and video filming entitled Der Nähkasten (The Sewing Box) is inspired by the book Berlin Childhood around the 1900s by Benjamin Walters, written by Benjamin Walters who was an exiled Jewish. His book is a collection of intimate memories of Berlin when he was still living there. He committed suicide before the book was published.

The performance was in accordance to the Arts Festival “48 Stunde Neukölln”. Read more in german: http://www.48-stunden-neukoelln.de/2010/

You can read more about Arianne´s works here: http://www.ariannevitale.daportfolio.com/

Aside from finishing the great costumes and assisting in the costume fitting, I also embroidered this buoy.

Started and Finished today: June 24, 2010

No. of hours: 9hours

The Gothic German fonts are padded with cardboard and satin-stitched.

I corrected the slanting “e” in the word “Berliner”.

The buoy was sewn into a bouy and attached to an air-blown tube. Here are photos during the day of the performance.

Off the streets:

Successful performance:


Other artists were Odile Hautemulle (Costume Design), Stephanie Hanna (Performance), Akemi Nagao (Movement/Dance), Thiago Bartolozzo (Stage/Set Design), Ilaria Soncini (Fashion/Costume Design) and Marise Cardoso (Music/Sound Design).

Here is the flyer to the performance:

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