Rowe’s Wildmen costumes, also known as Ghillie suits, are a unique representation of the carnivalesque in contemporary visual culture. They subvert traditional norms and hierarchies by using accumulated domestic materials that are fading from significance to create decorative wearable landmasses. This emphasis on physicality and the body reflects the carnivalesque’s celebration of diversity and complexity.…
‘Rope Cycle’ is series of vignettes produced in collaboration with Anna Braithwaite whilst working as composer-in-residence at Chatham Historic Dockyard. The costume and movement development grew from a body of research and engagement collected around the endless spaces and huge machinery of the Victorian Ropery. The central character in Anna Braithwaite perfomance highlights role sailors…
Dirty Net Curtains
Though a veil of decorative lace trim, Dirty Net Curtains begins to consider how ornamental embellishments of our domestic land scape, attempt tame our underlying savage desires.