MOVE! is an interactive exhibition celebrating art and fashion, curated by Visionaire co-founder Cecilia Dean and noted writer David Colman. MOVE! couples artists from various disciplines, including dance, visual art, performance, and theater with noted fashion designers and brands, and invites them to create one-of-a-kind experiences for the public to participate in. MOVE! features seven artist/designer collaborations free and open to the community.
Friday October 2 – Saturday October 3 from 12pm – 8pm
Sunday October 4 from 12pm – 7pm
230 Vesey Street
“LOOKS” Artist: Rob Pruitt / Designer: Proenza Schouler
In pop artist Rob Pruitt’s take on fashion, participants are directed to strut down a long, green-screen runway. Upon exiting, they are confronted with a time-delayed video link of themselves superimposed into one of the most fabulous runway shows in the world, elevating them into the fantasy realm of supermodeldom.
“POSE” Artist: Ryan McNamara / Designer: Diane Von Furstenberg
Participants put on a Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress and are given a quick make-over. Then, McNamara photographs them in methodical, precise poses. The photos are instantaneously edited and digitally silhouetted to create an intricate, repetitive textile pattern. Participants can then actually purchase a DVF wrap dress (via printallover.me) made from the same textile bearing their pattern, taking the concept of selfie-absorption to a new and kaleidoscopic level.
“SPLATTER” Artist: Olaf Breuning / Designer: Cynthia Rowley
An engaging enquiry on the difference between artwork and frock, Splatter also puts the participant in the role of the creator, carnival-style. It starts with a great white wall of canvas drawn with shapes of apparel patterns; in front of this wall is a scaffold lined with cups of paint. Participants are given five balls each; whoever successfully knocks three paint cups onto the canvas gets a prize — one of the “artworks,” made from the canvas when it is taken down and cut up.
“A STAR IS BORN” Artist: Kate Gilmore / Designer: Italo Zuccchelli for Calvin Klein Collection Menswear
Designed to draw the average person into the fantasy realm of red-carpet premieres, awards shows, state dinners, and court receptions, Kate Gilmore’s “A Star is Born” consists of a luxurious red carpet that descends down the Winter Garden’s majestic marble staircase and culminates in the middle of the grand atrium among the palm trees. Participants are escorted (with great ceremony) down the red carpet by two dazzlingly handsome male models; at the end await the paparazzi to crystallize and capture the moment for eternity.
“FIFTEEN MINUTES” Artist: Liz Markus / Designer: YARNZ
Painter Liz Markus possesses a unique sensitivity to nostalgia, color and style. Markus will interview participants, one by one, about a special time in their lives and what they were wearing when it happened. Then, working quickly (15 minutes, actually), she will translate those memories into a vivid and romantic painting on a silk scarf, which will, when dry, go to the person pictured — allowing the sitter to one day become truly wrapped up in a blurry, happy memory.
“CROSSOVER” Artist: James Kaliardos / Brand: Cos Bar
Participants have the unique opportunity to have their gender flawlessly transformed by world-renowned makeup artist, James Kaliardos, and his team. As participants are transformed from female to male or male to female, the makeup artists wear cameras to capture the action from their perspectives. Videos are live-streamed onto a screen for everyone to watch, along with portraits taken before and after the transformation.
“DANCE DEAL” Artist: Elana Langer / Collaborator: Pastry Chef Andrea Hidano, Le District
A rad new way to connect the expression of positive energy, the quotidian realm of commerce, and a crazy little thing called dance. Elana Langer’s “Dance Deal” reminds us that positive movement carries a concrete value. Throughout the 3 day event, guests can exchange dance skills for special gourmet edibles from her collaborating Pastry Chef Jeffrey Wurtz at the high-end French food destination, Le District. This work turns people into performers with every bite. Dance Deal is simple: Do the Dance, Get the Deal.