A Choreography of Moulding

Erika Rukavina

TXT – textile / Documented performance

A Choreography of Moulding documents a performance dealing with the moulding of a body. A garment is wound around the performer's body again and again in an effort to flatten it, to make it fit. The attempt to put this garment on results in a choreography of struggle. The garment connects the performer's body to weights – distancing and coming closer to each other in turn. The shape of the garment resembles a binder, something trans masculine people use to flatten their chests. In this case, it surpasses its purpose, testing how much a body will give way and how far the elasticity of the binder itself will go.