The DCCA’s new show Contraption is filled with a wide array of Rube Goldberg-like machines and interactive devices including Tracy Featherstone’s wearable sculptures. Here’s what Featherstone has to say on her website about these sculptures:
Wearable works take the metaphor of home equals relationships mobile. Structure becomes fashion accessory. By forcing the body into uncomfortably structured situations it is evident how stability and structure are a facade. The wearable works reference construction techniques but are fashioned in an unstable and chaotic manner. They are a frenzied attempt to create order from an ultimately unpredictable surrounding. The mobile element of the wearables works to subvert the attempts of control.