Remembering Residency at The Watermill Center, A Laboratory for Performance Art / by Anna Telcs

Images from the month-long residency I held at Robert Wilson's WMC, South Hampton, NY. Pleated soft kid leather, smocked flannel and whole cloth quilting were employed to reflect on the 'original garment' and the exploration of the reasons leading to humans donning clothing for the first time. One could argue it was the act of hunting with the invention of textile manipulation through net-making that inspired the first clothing, or we can dream that it was a response to religious ritual that called for offerings of precious linen and flax, woven to make cloth, for the altar or for dress.