Distance Series

Costume Design Grace Foiles


MFA Design Candidate Grace Foiles creates a collection of wearable sculptures with the intention of keeping people at least six feet away from their wearer, in response to calls for social-distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic. The pieces are influenced by Antonin Artaud’s philosophy on the “Theatre of Cruelty” and seek to “shock the spectator into seeing the baseness of his world” through bizarre structures and strong visual language. Foiles will start with 30 sketches and work from there to fully realize 1-5 pieces. The experience of public engagement will be documented.