Inspired by 1980s power dressing, Pittendrigh's contradictory photographic and sculptural ensembles document the body at play. Through an examination of the natural world, Pittendrigh contextualises current fashion discourse in relation to the environment and to basic human desires and instincts.
Notions of 'blending in' through costume and dress are re-examined in terms of insect morphology and processes of adaptive mutation. Through camouflage and other patterning devices, Pittendrigh transforms the uniformly grey business suit, presenting a fashion spectacle based upon concepts of mimesis, the morphology of the body and biological defence strategies.
Centre for Contemporary Photography
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Seven nights after dark