Reika Vesala / ヴェサラ玲華

Textile art and design

Wearable

THE UNFASHIONABLE HUMAN BODIES
Installation
Knitting fabrics, balloons
in Kobe, Japan, 2019, and in Finland, Jokioinen 2020.

The natural human body shape has been unfashionable through the fashion history. Both female and male bodies have been reshaped: breasts and bottom were lifted, legs were straightened by pressing the trousers, feet are forced to get small by tying up them etc. Nowadays it is possibile to shape body by silicon from inside. We choose clothes to fake the unsatisfying body parts. This is my wild version on the body shaping.

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CAMOUFLAGE-PERFORMANCE
in June 2019 at Kobe Foreign Settlement, Japan.

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Video by cameraman Junjiro Yamaguchi

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INFLATION
Performance in Avantgarde Fashion Show, 2017
Photo: Kati Länsikylä and Harri Oinonen

The Children’s New Clothes
2017
This is a contrariety version of the story Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen. Clothes dominion over us.