Ten Blows comprises of a series of ten short video works featuring Givenchy garments that have been borrowed from a Parisian fashion collector. Alluring in their atmosphere, the individual films are composed of clothing succumbing to the bracing winds in the Mojave Desert, California in an aircraft boneyard.
Simple sequences of coloured clothing that have either been tied to the skeletal frame of a discarded aircraft or rooted to the runway, energetically oscillates against the indelible outline of a dismantled aircraft carrier.
As much as these beautiful costumes appear entirely out of place, they do linger in the air as much as they might in the imagination – as a measure of the enduring elegance of these material garments in their alien setting.
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