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Cinderella's Illuminated Gown

Issue: XX.2 March + April 2013
Page: 8
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Laura Simpson

Cinderella's Illuminated Gown is a time-based installation that unravels the interstitial state of transformation and ephemeral nature of Cinderella's gown. The project focuses on the role of Cinderella's gown as a portal between the ordinary and the extraordinary. The installation combines a sewn bodice, interwoven with LEDs, with variably illuminated fiber optics, creating a visual effect of a fluid, in-between state, where the gown is suspended between magical ephemera and functional object. Cinderella's fabled gown is expressed as a tangible representation of magic.

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Laura Simpson | Parsons the New School for Design | [email protected]