Joanne Alexander

It is a Remarkable Fit:


My work is an exploration into the relationship between socio-economic ethics and the fashion industry. The intention is to redefine spaces through the use of thread, wool and the material from deconstructed clothing. The dynamic nature of my work explores issues of visibility, with reference to Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor's New Clothes”.  With the definite presence of repetition, the installations intend to identify and sympathise with the monotonous work of slave labour in clothing factories. Taking inspiration from the Rana Factory Collapse (Bangladesh, 2013), it is my intent to encourage the viewer to question the origins and value of their apparel. The installation’s intricate constructions are both hypnotic and constricting, aiming for a sense of unease and desolation.