States of Mind and Dress

UK 2002. Dir Anna-Nicole Ziesche.

With background in fashion design, Ziesche uses a film to animate the “empty shells” of clothes in order to arrive at new shapes. Effectively designing through the motion picture, she attempts to push fashion design into the realm of the image, beyond the physical object. In Ziesche’s video work the garments are central to the expression of meanings. There is, perhaps, an element of haunting in some of her videos, particularly States of Mind and Dress. But what seems to a more pressing matter is the possibility of communicating emotions through the complexity of textures, folds and movements in clothes and textiles.