The clothes series explores Fisher’s interest in textiles and organic and fractal forms in nature. To prepare for a composition, she often blows up photographs, cropping and 'zooming in' on the way in which fabrics fold on different parts of the body.
What is revealed and what is concealed? Clothing as a second skin, as a package, a screen or mask separates and marks the delineation between that which is intimate space inside our bodies and the space around us. The body which breeds life and motion into clothes that enhance or blur sexuality, exposes or conceals its secrets, and raises questions about identity and fashion. The changes in fashion always reflect changes in structures of symbolic communication.
Close > Closet from the encyclopedia of ideas, David Gurevitch, p.62: "The hierarchy of organizing clothes in a closet (recent clothes, old clothes, sentimental clothes), like the hierarchy of wearing clothes, creates a complex net of symbols (emotional, imaginary, sexual, ext…) in which we write ourselves. It is a secret writing of changes that our 'self' undergoes, a testament of the way we announce change to the world.
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