÷ Obelus

https://vimeo.com/51877545

A male creature is born into a limbo space covered in dust. The creature finds himself with two heads and eight limbs, two human beings joined as one. It attempts to strengthen itself and negotiate its existence as a single entity. The moment of identification arrives, and it realizes that in order for both parties to survive they have to break the bond that links them together – they choose to force a division despite unknown consequences. OBELUS is a video featuring series of convertible male sportswear designed by graduating SAIC Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment student Adam Van Eeckhout, whose collection is inspired by psychoanalyst Lacan’s lecture “The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function.”

1 Channel Video installation / fashion art video, 2010

Credits
Featuring designs by Adam Van Eeckhout
DIRECTOR Zihan Loo
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Yoni Goldstein
LINE PRODUCER Joseph Carr
PERFORMER ONE Tian Shuai
PERFORMER TWO Tony Flannigan
CAMERA OPERATION Lawrence Daufenbach
GAFFER Robert Cauble
BEST BOY Jared Larson
DOLLY GRIP Justyn Mainard
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Gwyneth Anderson
STYLING & MAKEUP Nika Vaughan | Adam Van Eeckhout
ART ASSISTANT Mako Fuwa
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY Cheng-Yung Kuo | Meredith Zielke
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Mary Van Eeckhout | Gene Van Eeckhout | Vera Hetland | I^3 Hypermedia