The Dowsing by Anna Telcs was performed at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art on a program in support of the organization's annual fundraiser event.
Anna Telcs has extensively researched the human need to define oneself in dress and has performed internationally as an designer and artist articulating themes of ritualized clothing and the sociological impetus for adornment.
Telcs' ongoing artwork, The Dowsing, combines historical and technical research, sculpture, sewing and dying techniques, filmography and performance to create objects that quietly and powerfully question our relationship with clothing and the cultural elements it comprises. The objects and performed events are staged to demystify and de-isolate fashion for a wider audience.
Anna Telcs' The Dowsing
Concept/Design: Anna Telcs
Original Premiere: The Watermill Center / 2012
Company Premiere: Portland Institute for Contemporary Art / 2018