everyday dress, 2007 – 2008

"Here is a delight in normal living, not through its limitations but rather through a reiterated release of selfhood."*

During this year long project I wore the same dress everyday. There were four different dresses, one for each season. This performance was an effort to remove the question of "what am I going to ear today" from my daily ritual of dressing. Removing the option to change what I wore, or to superficially reinvent myself, dislocated my self-consciousness. In other words, through this rigid daily ritual I was able to transcend my self. To record this ephemeral, durational performance, each day my outfit was documented with a polaroid photo. This is a selection of those photos.



*Marc Edmund Jones, The Sabian Symbols, 1966, p. 243.