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With the amiable assistance of a set of Dutch identical twins, resident artist Di Mainstone will be continuing her tour of SHAREWEAR in Germany this week. Last seen at Eyebeam’s Mixer event, the dresses will be unpacked and assembled as part of a live performance at I-Machine Festival, to be held in Oldenburg 15th – 18th May.
Conceived as part of her residency at V2 Institute in Rotterdam, Di Mainstone's SHAREWEAR explores our desire for a connection to "home" in an increasingly transient world. Referencing familiar icons of the home, such as the armrest on our favourite sofa, SHAREWEAR comprises of a pair of reconfigurable, electronic dresses that physically slot together to activate atmospheric pools of light. Worn by identical twins as part of a performance, the dresses create an in-between place amid private and shared space, inviting both wearer and audience to, get close, lean on one another, unleash the unexpected and cast long shadows.