From our international team...
2013 - Present
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.
MORGAN IN CUBA
Morgan navigates performance art, filmmaking, and still photography in his new installation “Morgan In Cuba,” presented in Gibara, this April.
A series of live performances and videos featuring original music by Ideal Orkestra that satirizes sweatshop labor in the global fashion industry. Taking hand-made, make-shift, and recycled fashion to another dimension, clothing designer Uta Bekaia’s retro-futuristic glam-funk get-ups dress the performers and their revolving cast of art bandits.
Late afternoon, Hollywood Blvd. I was alone. I walked into a bar, sat down, beckoned the bartender...
THE PURPLE JESTER
Intertwining art, experimental fashion and mythological narrative into a seven act performance and related videos, The Purple Jester subverts the archetype of the Jester by re-casting him as the hero, transcending conflict through the strategic implementation of humorous acts. This is one of four parts in the Sweatshop Boogie series of performances and videos satirizing historical and contemporary dress practices and the global fashion industry.
An interdisciplinary project incorporating live performance, installation and video exploring the appropriation of a deconstructed Wall Street archetype. Often taking place as public interventions, Ideal Glass member Willard Morgan satirically hustles today’s hottest invisible commodity, debt, most notably at contemporary art fairs. The resulting performances, documentation, and custom audio components comprise installations which confront the reality of powerful financial institutions and their hidden, deteriorating infrastructures.