The Emperor's New Clothes
Artists Space, New York


  • Interactive Installation

Faced with five illuminated coat-hangers carrying “invisible clothes” (as the title of the piece referencing the famous fairy tale of Andersen suggests), the visitor is encouraged to pick up a hanger and take it to the adjoining fitting room. The fitting room features a “magic” mirror which shows floating animated images superimposed onto the viewer’s reflection. The images react to the visitor’s body and movement, thereby enforcing a notion of altered/augmented self. Projected are not clothes, but the effects of transformations the invisible clothes produce. Each hanger has a "size" label and triggers different alterations.