A STORY WITH THE SOUND OF A WASHING MACHINE
ERZÄHLSTOFF / strategies of storytelling, 2015 to be continued in 2020

Text & Textile is a storytelling co-creation project between New York-based costume designer Tunji Dada and Berlin-based writer Ira Hadžić. The project explores the intersections of fiction and fashion through a series of garments inspired by IH's narrative, Kumari Devi, which is based on the cult of Kumari Devi, the Nepalese pre-pubescent living Goddess.

 

                                                            EXCERPTS:

 
It is a strange fabric that looks both,
Eastern and Western.
Kumari Devi, a former Goddess,
detects attraction towards
this piece for precisely
two reasons: 1 + 2

1. The fabric will be able to move in a
playfully fleeting way and yet
be heavy enough to obey
gravity. It will remind her of
the contact that her feet have
recently started to maintain
with the ground below.

2. The frame of the garment can be
arranged in generous ways
provided that its looseness is
prioritized - a sufficient
amount of space that Kumari
Devi can unfold into.
This space that is not a nothing is
something like the truth.

Let us proceed with the beginning since there
is no middle. May the beginning take
the place of the middle and let the
ending receive what comes its way.

In the beginning, there was a spin cycle.

 

THE STORY WITH THE SOUND OF THE WASHING MACHINE
ERZÄHLSTOFF / strategies of storytelling, 2015 to be continued in 2020

Text & Textile is a storytelling co-creation project between New York-based costume designer Tunji Dada and Berlin-based writer Ira Hadžić. The project explores the intersections of fiction and fashion through a series of garments inspired by IH's narrative, Kumari Devi, which is based on the cult of Kumari Devi, the Nepalese pre-pubescent living Goddess.

 

                             EXCERPTS:

 
It is a strange fabric that looks both,
Eastern and Western.
Kumari Devi, a former Goddess,
detects attraction towards
this piece for precisely
two reasons: 1 + 2

1. The fabric will be able to move in a
playfully fleeting way and yet
be heavy enough to obey
gravity. It will remind her of
the contact that her feet have
recently started to maintain
with the ground below.

2. The frame of the garment can be
arranged in generous ways
provided that its looseness is
prioritized - a sufficient
amount of space that Kumari
Devi can unfold into.
This space that is not a nothing is
something like the truth.

Let us proceed with the beginning since there
is no middle. May the beginning take
the place of the middle and let the
ending receive what comes its way.

In the beginning, there was a spin cycle.