In 2002, Yerba Buena Center For The Arts in San Francisco held a one night fashion catwalk event that paired the Bay Area Now 3 artists with local designers to create one-of-a-kind clothing item. I was lucky to be paired with the super talented Alissa Anderson.
During that time the war drums were beating hard for the War in Afghanistan. We decided to recreate characters from my 11111111.11111111.COM project. The idea is to reverse the logic of using fashion as a statement for identity. What if the identity is so strong that it redefines the fashion and the culture surrounding it?
Official description from Yerba Buena Center For The Arts and AdHoc group:
At this spectacular event, the artists are the models, our Galleries the catwalk, and one-of-a-kind fashions based on Bay Area Now 3 artworks are up for grabs in a silent auction. Bay Area Now 3 is the Center’s third critically acclaimed festival of local visual art, performance and film.
Fashion designer & Bay Area Now 3 artist teams:
Alissa Anderson & Kenneth Hung
Evelyn Funes & Desireé Arlette Holman
Oliver Helden & Keith Boadwee
Paula Malesardi & Jo Jackson
Colleen Quen & Frank Haines
Galya Rosenfeld & Midori Harima
Maodonald girl and my Collaborator:
ALISSA ANDERSON aka MITTENMAKER
the Bushy cowboys:
JOHN HELD JR.
Jesus Bin Laden:
the fliers terrorists:
DJing/ music score:
HYUN-YOUNG JUNG and KOREAN BBQ SAN BRUNO