Sunday, 7 November 2010

Ornament Against Crime: Storytelling Jacket

When crime is recalled details are often exaggerated and the narrative embellished with speculation, lies and fantasies. Fact and fiction become entwined to create a rich storyline. People are excited by stories associated with crime, evident in our continued fascination with the tale of ‘Jack the Ripper’.

This ornament is designed to embrace both factual aspects of the crime experienced and a personalised version of events. The outside reflects the evidence found and physical reaction to the event while the lining consists of imaginings and memories sewn between lines of the fabric. The jacket evolves into an ornament for storytelling incorporating objects and memories.

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