Ecstatic Spaces by Tara Keens-Douglas are Fragile and Mobile

By: Meghan Young - Published: Aug 28, 2012 • References: tkd.slackerzgroup & fastcodesign
Carnival costumes are often known for their vibrant colors, sparkling sequins and skin-revealing cuts; while Ecstatic Spaces by Tara Keens-Douglas certainly focuses on the latter, the first two points are intriguingly neglected. Most participants may want to show off their brightest feathers, but Trinidadian architect investigates something a little different: the relationship between architecture, the female body and performance.

The costumes that comprise Ecstatic Spaces by Tara Keens-Douglas are made out of paper. Intricately folded and shaped into avant-garde forms, "The costumes are an ephemeral architecture--fragile and mobile. They are, in a way, architecture of the persona," according to the designer. She believes that the costumes help people to lose their "inhibitions and becoming something new and different." Stats for Origami-Inspired Carnival Costumes Trending: Older & Buzzing
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