Performativity of things

MA_Thesis Sarah Ama Duah 


„Performativity of things“



Performativity of things is an interdisciplinary examination of the Concept of performativity related to clothing in the context of Fashion.


The Project  is divided in different stages 


  • Theoretical Part. Master Thesis


  • The second stage: Developing the technique for the silicone   moulds. The templates for the moulds are collected 2nd hand Basics like : pullover, skirt, top, blazer etc.  It was important for me that the templates are more Archetype looking basic clothes  than really fashionable interpretations. After preparing the templates i worked with liquid silicones to get the original mould with the specific texture of each piece of clothing. 


  • In the third Stage: Collaboration with the Dancer Esra-Vianne Graul. In cooperation we  worked with the moulds and movement. (see below)



  •   In the fourth stage in cooperation with the Cinematograph Jasper Techel and Esra- Vianne Graul we did an experimental video work.  (see below) 




             Silicone-clothing-moulds-Series: Top, Underwear, Cadigan, Pullover, Pants, Skirt, Shorts, Jacket, Shirt, Dress/ Silicone transparent/ 2017


Dancer_Esra Vianne Graul

Photos_Conny Kirste

Concept/Silicone-clothing-moulds_Sarah Ama Duah

Adobe Acrobat Dokument 7.5 MB

Part 4 Videofragmente


Camera/Light_ Jasper Techel


Dancer_ Esra Vianne Graul


Regie/ Silicone-clothing-moulds_Sarah Ama Duah