Film and Costume Design in conversation
Filmmaker Sophie Fiennes, Pamela Church Gibson (London College of Fashion) in conversation about the role of fashion in Surrealist film.
From beer-filled prosthetic legs to jockstraps over white overalls, the psychotic, fantastic world of surreal costume was meticulously unpicked in a dynamic discussion between filmmaker and fashion expert.
From its beginnings right up to the present, clothing and costume design have been powerful components of surrealist cinema, playing a significant role in character development and film narrative.
The conversation had three films as reference points:
The Holy Mountain (1973), Alejandro Jodorowsky
Brazil (1985), Terry Gilliam
The Saddest Music in the World (2003), Guy Maddin
Pamela Church Gibson: Reader in Cultural and Historical Studies, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London
Sophie Fiennes: Filmmaker
Ian Peacock (Chair): Cultural Radio Presenter & Writer, BBC
Location: Bargehouse, London
Date: October 2009
Curation: Double Decker
Support: Kingston University and the Design Museum