In her Master Theater Costume, Renata Lamenza got the opportunity to unite her experience as a dancer with costume and to develop a methodology for the designer to act as an agent of movement. Talk to me is a collaborative performance project that focuses on the necessity to communicate through body and material.
During the process, using her body as a platform of experimentation, and researching other artists with a similar focus, Lamenza observed the lack of material in dance costume, but also the lack of a feminine voice in such environments.
Lamenza continued this research by focusing on female artists who use costume as a physical intervention, and how the fact of being a woman interferes in such experience.
The research consists of two phases, in which theory and practice overlap. In the first phase, the idea of a total incorporation of the body in the work is substantiated by means of a literature study and by training herself technically in dance and sewing.
In the second phase, three new Talk to Me collaborations will be created together with three female artists.
You can follow the project via the Talk to me website.
Promoter: Myriam Van Gucht
(c) Renato Mangolin