Dada Dress


In her Dada Poem Wedding Dress, Lesley Dill presents one of her enigmatic paper dresses, stamped with an image of a real biological heart (a votive) amongst black letters (Dada-style, in that the varied size and boldness of the typography suggest sound), which spell out what is only implied in Hawarden’s corseted dresses: Dickinson’s “The Soul has Bandaged Moments”. A dip at the waist gives way to a body (there and not there), with the words “MOMENTS OF ESCAPE.” Up and down the sleeves, letters straight and reversed (looking-glass-style) puff out and suck in the heaves and sighs of “THE SOUL HAS BANDAGED MOMENTS.”

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