Critical Costume Exhibition 2020: Costume Agency

Ingvill Fossheim (Designer)

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Critical Costume Exhibition 2020: Costume Agency online exhibition presents artworks that treat costume as their main medium, often as a starting point for a performance, and always as a crucial aspect of a performance. This exhibition aims to emphasize the immediacy and intrinsic nature of costumes to everyday human life and a person’s sense of self: connection to body, movement, identity, expression, sensuality, emotionality. The costume is a bridge between the body and the world.

The online exhibition features Fossheim's The Microbial Cellulose Costume which is agentive through its material origin, as well as the approach of working-with that it demanded at all stages of the costume design process and collective performance making.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOslo
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2020
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art
EventCritical Costume: Costume Agency - Oslo National Academy of Arts, Oslo, Norway
Duration: 21 Aug 201923 Oct 2020


  • Costume Design
  • Microbial cellulose
  • Performance
  • Costume
  • Contemporary dance
  • Materiality
  • Biobased materials

Field of art

  • Design
  • Performance

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