Bianka-Isabell Scharmann | Fashion-as-Moving-Image: Dancing Figures, Swirling Fabrics

: Fashion-as-Moving-Image: Dancing Figures, Swirling Fabrics

Bianka-Isabell Scharmann | University of Amsterdam, ASCA | Fashion-as-Moving-Image: Dancing Figures, Swirling Fabrics – The Emergence of a Phenomenological Episteme (working title) | Supervisors: Dr. Marie-Aude Baronian (University of Amsterdam), Prof. Dr. Kristina Köhler (University of Mainz) | Beginning July 2020, prospective end date June 2024 | b.i.scharmann[at]uva.nl

In the center of my study resides the phenomenological notion of fashion-as-moving-image which connotes the inherent connection of fashion as film. I attempt to interrogate fashion-as-moving-image as a mode of perception which emerged at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, so my hypothesis. Furthermore, I will focus on recurring topoi and figures – such as the garden, the mirror and flowing textiles – to investigate the changes through time.

Which forms of sensorial and corporeal knowledge have been produced by the configuration of fashion-as-moving-image? And how, in consequence, has it changed our understanding and aesthetic experience of fashion, the moving image and dance?