Vestiphobia in Cuba

Vestiphobia in Cuba

Vestiphobia was performed at Fábrica de Arte Cubano in Cuba, February 2017.

Written by Willard Morgan, conceived and directed by Steve Fagin, the performance is a four-act extravaganza that surgically cuts and pastes from dance, fashion, performance, film, art, and Musica Cubana to explore the main character’s damaged relationship to clothing.

The four acts of the presentation in Cuba dealt with the pretentions of the contemporary art world, exhibiting absurdist as well as documentary contemplations on fashion, a kinetic urban fashion mosh-pit of a runway gone amok, to a primal atavistic re-birthing of the dandy joined by his glamorous Cuban dominatrix doppelganger. To finish, Francis del Rio’s epilogue revisited a song about people’s habit to borrow each other’s clothes, and a shirt he missed dearly.

Click here to view the Vestiphobia in Cuba trailer.

Vestiphobia in Cuba

Vestiphobia in Cuba

Vestiphobia was performed at Fábrica de Arte Cubano in Cuba, February 2017.

Working in collaboration with young up-and-coming Cuban designers, art director Uta Bekaia produced sculptural costumes for the four-act performance during a two week-long workshop taking place at the Taller Gorria Gallery, in Old Havana. Under his direction, Cuban designers and workshop participants created wearable art for the show and also curated their work station space as a living installation open to the general public.

Click here to see Vestiphobia’s Wearable Art Workshop.