These narrative stills explore the dual meaning of the closet as a repository for possessions and sexual identity. While used to dress/undress oneself (and symbolically one’s truth), the traditional wardrobe’s experience is reduced to being temporary due to its layers of concealment. Notably, its inconspicuous door maintains binaric oppositions by acting as a rigid threshold between inside and outside. Thus, in unfolding its physical barriers and redefining its architectural quality, we may question the modern closet’s strict privacy within a larger room, while speculating upon the potentials of fluid programming and the "ante-closet" (Henry Urbach’s Closets, Clothes, disClosure).
- Design SeminarIRH 401InstructorAlan Webb