Invisible Suits

Commenting on the Invisible Coat, Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg to Daniela Kostova‘s Invisible Suits performance.


The suits are made from special blue screen fabric (the chroma key used for work with video blue screen technique), where the blue color could be displaced by images or video footage. The material makes the wearer both very visible (in real life), and invisible (on video) as bodies merge with the visual environment. The effect is achieved by the use of two cameras: one mounted on the person wearing the blue suit, and another one shooting h/er from behind.

These suits allow me to explore issues of silence and absence, integration and estrangement in different political and cultural environments. While drawing from theoretical concepts like the “invisible immigrant” and the double consciousness, through this work I am also exploring the space between the objective and subjective points of view.