Fabricate / Fabricated 

Exhibited at Deviations in East London, 2019, Fabrications is a two-part instalation and performance piece at that questions out entanglement between our perception of the body and making for the body, Taking garments as a starting point, it is an inquiry into the relationship between the body and design. In Fabricate, bodice toiles are created in collaboreation with dressmaker Yingyu Tan, exploring the processes of classification and “averaging”. Nearby, flashing gifs ask, how do our clothes alter how we see and know our bodies? Then, in the dark delipitated basement, Fabricated is presented as an atelier, evoking notions of labour and care to consider a space that creates for us, rather than one in which our bodies are made. 

Photographs by Genevieve Leong and Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee.



Berny Tan Curator
Tan Ying Yu Dressmaker