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Sitting on a Giant Red Dress

That's one big dress! Aamu Song designed REDDRESS, a towering red gown that fills in its performance space. It is an interactive installation designed to be worn by one performer within the bodice of the gargantuan garment. Each performer climbs a concealed staircase to fit into the body. The dress also allows the average spectator to sit within the 238 pockets of the dress surrounding the entertainer. Sitting within the folds of the dress enables audience members to become fully absorbed by and part of the performance. At the London Design Festival, REDDRESS entertained audiences over three nights with performances by Finnish musicians.

The dress is made with over 550 meters of fabric. It is 20 meters in diameter and stands 3 meters high. The installation was presented by The Finnish Institute in London at York Hall for the London Design Festival that ran from September 22-25.

Photo credit: Kate Elliott
Aamu Song's website


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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