Theme: Connection . Dissociative identity disorder (DID) 

CONNECTION WITHIN THE SELF

ALTERS

.PROTECTOR.

.ABUSED VICTIM.

.CHILD.

Those who have Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) have multiple alters within the self. Connection within the self is crucial as some alters may intend to do harm to the host and the other alters, as well as creating conflicts. This dress is made to represent and to help establish connection between the different alters.

Protector
Abused Victim
Child

Contrasting material

Contrasting material are used to represent the characteristics of the different alters. 

   PROTECTOR   

DENIM . BLEACHED 
In representation of the tough, brave, strong and protective characteristic
 

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   ABUSED VICTIM   

THERMOCHROMIC THREAD . WRAPPED AROUND WIRE  

In representation of the shy, fragile, sorrowful characteristic

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   CHILD   

FLOWY ORGANZA . TIE-DYE
In representation of the pure, vulnerable, cheerful, innocent characteristic 

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Contrasting Shape

The shapes are based on my primary research

PROTECTOR - Spikes
PROTECTOR - Spikes
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ABUSED VICTIM - Wire
ABUSED VICTIM - Wire
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CHILD - Human Figures
CHILD - Human Figures
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PRIMARY RESEARCH

(particiapnts are asked to act out and write down a sentence in representation to the three alters)

LANGUAGE . COMMUNICATION

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the 'blank sheet' idea

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DESIGN SKETCHES

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