For years we have been developing Vestiphobia, a project involving a performance, a workshop and a film series exploring our relationship to fashion, from the mere act of getting dressed, to its socio-economic impact. We’ve been invited to premiere Vestiphobia in HAVANA, CUBA –this February 23rd 26th– in Latin America’s preeminent modern arts complex, The Fabrica de Arte Cubano. This is a true international collaboration with over thirty of Cuba’s top artists, designers, singers, and actors joining our NYC crew. We need your help to realize this extraordinary and pressing project. Here’s where you can provide your support: Kickstarter campaign! What is Vestiphobia? Vestiphobia is a project involving a performance, a workshop and a film series exploring our relationship to fashion, from the mere act of getting dressed, to its socio-economic impact. Under the umbrella of Ideal Glass, the New York art collective, the VESTIPHOBIA team will debut its first international production at Havana Fabrica de Arte Cybano – Cuba’s premiere arts complex – from February 23rd to February 26th, 2017. As part of this project, Ideal Glass put together a unique collaboration with Cuban talents (actors, musicians, dancers and designers) that will both complement and enrich the project. Written by Willard Morgan and directed by Steve Fagin, the performance is a four-act extravaganza of theatre, dance, fashion, film, art, and Musica Cubana exploring the main character’s damaged relationship to clothing. Vestiphobia confronts us with the contradictory nature of our clothing, presented here not only as a necessity but also as a luxury, a shield, and even a weapon. The show combines experimental fashion, video art, music, dance, and autobiographical narrative to entertain and enrich our understanding of clothing through time. Working in collaboration with young up-and-coming Cuban designers, art director, Uta Bekaia, will produce sculptural costumes for the performance during a weeklong workshop taking place at the Taller Gorria Gallery, in Havana. The workshop will be curated as a living installation open to the general public in the week preceding the show.
THE WORKSHOP – GALERIA TALLER GORRIA
February 13th-22nd, 2017
THE PERFORMANCE – FABRICA DE ARTE CUBANO
February 23rd-26th, 2017We need your help to realize this extraordinary and pressing project. Here’s where you can provide your support: Kickstarter campaign!