The sound of smacking lips; the kaleidoscopic effect of layers of micro glitter atop my squinting eyelids; watching my facial structure distort as I replaced a faded brow with harsh cartoon lines; or a silicon breast piece coating my own breasts, giving turbo Pammy. Internal identities externally birthed, done with feeling and intuition, and freed from ideas of right or wrong. Times of uncertainty disrupt known ways and can birth new modes, and we can emerge as novel selves, perhaps even truer selves.
With Verity’s collection of costumes, as well as special borrowed pieces, prosthetic add ons, make up, wigs, fabric and craft supplies, a group of friends will transform together, dressing ourselves and each other, guided by intuition, fun, chaos and care, devilish details and grandiose visions. The dressing party will be livestreamed. You are invited to witness, to watch a transformation unfold in real time, listen in on the exchanges of gossip, cackles, and affirmations, and perhaps be transformed yourself through the act of witnessing.
This Dressing Party is a group exit—emerging from a cocooned life and flying out into the deep blue sky—in an act of collective, abundant, and pleasure seeking metamorphosis.
Featuring: Verity Mackey, Angela Goh, Justin Shoulder, Georgia Harper, Eugene Choi, Ivey Wawn, Ailish Mable, Samuel Bowman, Ellen Davis and Lily Golightly.
Filmed by Jordan Sharp & Garden Reflexxx at Critical Path.
* Dressing Party was an original commission for Angela Goh’s ‘Time Dresses up as a Ghost and Arrives to the Party Dripping’ Online Fetival curation for ADAM 2021 Online Program.
Collaborators from this project appear across the festival in: