Thursday, August 5, 2010

Why do I have to put a title for each post?

So, for the past couple of weeks I've been really thinking about the remainders that a decomposing garment would leave when buried. This is something that has been the focus or aim of my burial experiment - to leave the 'wreath' that is worked into the hood of my garment as something that is left behind after the rest of the cloth breaks down.

But what about inverting the idea? Instead of focussing on the disintegration, what about looking at ways that the buried garment could create something new? Perhaps there are ways of treating the garment so that it beautifies or changes over time? Or maybe seeds could be part of the garment, helping to make new life from old?

Some things to consider, anyway...


  1. Greetings.

    You don't have to put a title for each post.

    The use of titles is to help your readers go through your archives.

    Hmm... Interesting. I like the idea of garments that change over time. It would probably require new materials though... How about a garment designed so that parts of it could removed resulting in something different but equally pleasing?

  2. Hello Alesa :) This post was a while ago... I vaguely remember feeling really annoyed at myself because I can never think of an interesting title. It's nice to be reminded that there is a practical reason for having titles!
    As for the garments, am still in the process of comparing natural and synthetic fibres in the way they break down, and looking at what (if anything) is left behind. Am also looking at the potential to use water soluble fabric in garments for more immediate disintegration...

  3. Wouldn't water soluble garments be faced with the immediate problem of perspiration?