Blue dance of two : exploring ontology through making and wearing blue dresses : an exegesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts with Design endorsement at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
The blue dress is dancing just by being.
I want to dance with the blue dress;
to do a pas de deux (dance for two).
I am pursuing alternative modes of interaction with clothing. In this exploration I look to my direct experiences with five blue dresses in order to understand the ontological positioning of my own subjective being. Further (and more radically), informed by the contemporary philosophical theory Object Oriented Ontology, I engage in the processes of making and wearing garments to accrue evidence that clothing too ascertains a mode of being.