Monday, May 9, 2011

The Scroll

Scroll Sari at the Mobius Artist Group's Wearable Art Runway Show (photo courtesy of Bob Raymond)

The idea of Scroll Sari has it's origin in the ceremonial unrolling of a traditional artwork in the scroll format. These works while often seen in museums fully extended are generally meant to be unrolled a section at a time revealing the narrative often at the heart of the work.  
The images here are based on the ink drawing that form part of the Kali Shadow Theater, an intimate production featuring shadows cast from ink drawings, cut outs, puppets and live actors.

The Scroll Performance

The Scroll Sari premiered at the Mobius Artist Group's Wearable Art Runway Show, May 6th, 2011. The show, curated by Mobius artists Jane Wang, Alison Safford and James Ellis Coleman turned out to be a standing room only affair in Boston's south end.  Master of Ceremonies Tom Evans likened it to Dada events purposely oversold to create an aura of excitement.

A Brief Look at the Entire Lineup of Wearable Art

Scroll Sari - Hand painted fabric 20' x 3.5'
Kali mask - painted plastic with straw. Birdman mask - painted copper mesh with goldleaf.

Special thanks to Seeking Kali collaborators Susan Shulman for the fish motif and Ria Vanden Eynde for the poems used in the design.
Complete information on the artists, designers and  models from the 2011 Wearable Art Runway Show.
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