Body Manipulation and Music

Allison Guy
October 29th 2011

In her directorial debut, body architect Lucy McRae applies her trademark manipulation of the human form to the Australian group Rat vs. Possum. Using pastel colors, spandex, and cut-outs in a white wall, she turns the deterritorialization of the body into a pop confection. In the past, McRae has made LED clothing that responds to the wearer's level of excitement, and dresses made from fluid-filled tubes that communicate emotional states.

Lucy McRae will be presenting Swallowable Perfume at the Next Nature Power Show on November 5th.

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