In 2015, fashion forecaster Li Edelkoort pronounced that fashion was dead, “a ridiculous and pathetic parody of what it has been.” Exemplified in Vibskov’s technically wearable apparel, his unwieldy and constrictive cherry-bomb red sculptures resemble sexy alien blobs. The amorphous, testicular sculptures are suspended in cage-like structures: an external frame substituting for the absent, skeletal, human model. A monitor plays a performative video of actors wearing the garments while walking through a nighttime landscape, moving in and out of an illuminated, glowing structure. Seductive and absurdist, the sculptures satirize the heroin-chic body image with bulky, flopping, nodules of excess.
~ Colette Copeland
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