A two-part installation and performance piece that questions our 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 collaboration 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 dilapidated 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.

Documented by: Genevieve Leong and Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee.


Berny Tan Curator
Tan Ying Yu Dressmaker
Visual Art


Exhibited At
East London, 2019

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