Adam Phillips: A state of essential simplification, safe in numbers. Recipient of an unnoticed demand. Complicit. Choosing not to choose. Compliant and therefore enraged. Unwitting double agent, blended into a selected background, committed to difference and by it. Horrified by the idiosyncrasy of desire, uniformly agreeable, accurate, diligent, wired for surprise. Consensus a spell, morning variety, idealist.
I, as the writer, would write definitions and the definitions would be by definition not ordinary, conventional definitions. In other words, they would be sometimes provocative, sometimes unexpected, but not predictable and they would be used as a kind of hint or a prompt to Judith to make an installation from them.
Judith Clark: The novelty of it is that there have been very few, if any, collaborations between - explicitly between dress curators and psychoanalysts. The ideas exist in three dimensions if you like and so for the purposes of this exhibition, stored dress and stored ideas of dress are installed in direct relation to a very precise general context, which is of course the great archive at Blythe House. The visitor’s imagination is already fired just on entering the building.
Adam Phillips: It becomes almost like a dreamscape of a museum.
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