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New York Textile Month (NYTM)

Experiential Design / Costume Design / Set Design / Installation / Film

Designed a virtual experience for New York Textile Month 2020 (NYTM).

Initiated by Li Edelkoort, this multiple-location event gathers all voices and expressions concerning textiles.

The experience starts with a short film narrating a new chapter from my body of work

Please, Meat, Me, followed by a Q&A.

As physical restrictions ease, once the Covid-19 Pandemic is controlled, this virtual experience will expand onto different physical and virtual locations worldwide, converging simultaneously.

The series tells a story of a fictional world, where members of a clan are challenged through different rites of passage. In this particular chapter, these individuals explore how to expand their individual persona into multiple alter egos, to further enhance their survival skills.

Watch the film below

You can access the full replay from the live premiere at New York Textile Month + Q&A here 

Performed by​ John McCourt, Erik Thurmond and Tiago Valente.

Written and Directed by Tiago Valente