ARTIST: Laura Purcell
TITLE: Monster Suit
SKILLS: Costume design/construction, performer, photographer, devisor.
Monster Suit was performed by the artist at the opening of the new Moonah Arts Centre, in the darkened spaces, behind the scenes. It was also performed by the artist's mother in the studio.
Monster Suit is part of the artist's project Captivate. The project seeks to activate and animate the wild nature from within the tamed through sculpture, puppetry, performance, dance and video.
The following works are documented performances which have been inverted in post-production. These images aim to demonstrate and highlight the moment of transformation, where the natural and artificial, the body and architecture combine to become a new form, or creature.
This project is a part of Salamanca Arts Centre's HyPe program and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body, Hobart City Council, and Arts Tasmania.