SESSIONS - World Stage Design 2022 Exhibition (VR)

Daphne Karstens, Lorraine Smith

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‘SESSIONS’ was a collaborative visual costume research project between wearable sculpture artist Daphne Karstens and dance artist Lorraine Smith. During a 5-day intensive session, the artists experimented with various (non-fabric) everyday objects on the (moving) body to create innovative costume pieces.

Varieties of recycled materials were used to explore sculptural and narrative capacities and the effect on the moving body. In each experiment, the quality of the material was used to direct the design and performance process. The experiments demonstrated how ‘simple’ everyday objects can be used in an abstract way to create innovative costume pieces.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2022
EventWorld Stage Design 2022 - University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Duration: 6 Aug 202216 Aug 2022


ConferenceWorld Stage Design 2022
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Bibliographical note

World Stage Design (WSD) is the first and only designer-based exhibition to showcase and celebrate performance design from individual designers. The fifth WSD exhibition will be held in Calgary, Canada from August 6th to 16th, 2022. We will be welcoming several hundred artists, designers, technicians, and architects from around the world who practice, study and create performing arts events. There will be performances, exhibitions, and speakers sharing and celebrating Stage Design for 11 days.


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