To catch Agafocla

Fashion, Textiles, Costume, Jewellery and Film

International Competition

DEVELOPMENT OF A DESIGN BASED ON PHOTOGRAPHY OF COMIC BALLET

Iryna Vorobiova, a leading researcher at the museum, shared with us some original photographs from her future book illustrating the life of the Bulgakov family in a summer house in the village of Bucha in the period 1902-1918.

In the summer of 1910, members of the Bulgakov family, friends and neighbours of the country village staged the ballet intermezzo “Catching butterflies or man and harmony in nature.”

Another title for the play is Butterfly Agafocla. Dr.-Greek. Ἀγαθοκλῆς from ἀγαθός (agathos) good and κλέος (kleos) glory; lat. Agathoklēs. In other words to catch Agafocla can be interpreted as to catch Good Glory.

The country performance was like a cabaret with comic numbers and ballet.

DEVELOPMENT OF A COLLECTION BASED ON BIOLOGICAL FORMS ON THE BASIS OF HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHY

We would like you to explore an amateur performance of the Bulgakov family, based on harmonious life with nature, either recreating historical costumes or creating fashion/textiles/costume/jewellery design based on the characters from the Insect ballet, thus bringing photography to life:

  1. The Regal Butterfly Agafocla (played by man)
  2. Wasp, counsellor and chief steward (played by woman)
  3. “Blue Moth” (played by girl)
  4. Frogling (played by boy)
  5. A five-year-old girl (man with umbrella);

Submission requirements:

Part 1

Please explore in 5 design sketches, in any technique, 5 characters from the play.

Use of any sustainable practices:

  1. Recycling;
  2. Reuse of vintage;
  3. Kintsugi;
  4. Wabi-sabi, etc.

Part 2

Please write up to 150 words about your concept and method.

Please submit all parts: 5 sketches and 150 words concept by

Deadline: 20th of February

Send to: Agafocla@mail.com

You will be notified about outcome by 1st of March. Those who will be selected, will be invited to create one piece from the collection for the International exhibition in Kyiv and Birmingham.

Winners: will get place in the International Erasmus students exchange program.