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THE 2020 TRASHION MUSIC VIDEO PREMIER

Since 2010, an all-volunteer effort by the Bloomington Trashion Committee and Discardia, a project of the Center for Sustainable Living, has produced the Annual Trashion / Refashion Runway Show at Bloomington’s Buskirk-Chumley Theater.  The April 5th, 2020 show was canceled due to the Covid19 pandemic.  The committee looked for alternative ways to present the work of the 2020 Trashion designers and decided to produce this music video.

This ten-minute video BELOW features 13 Trashion designs and was shot at Bloomington’s Woolery Mill.  The video was choreographed and directed by Celina Jaffe with music by Janiece Jaffe.  The video can also be viewed at - https://youtu.be/qoQpSeqEYaw


 

THE 2002 TRASHION MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE

Since 2010, an all-volunteer effort by the Bloomington Trashion Committee and Discardia, a project of the Center for Sustainable Living, has produced the Annual Trashion / Refashion Runway Show at Bloomington’s Buskirk-Chumley Theater.  The April 5th, 2020 show was canceled due to the Covid19 pandemic.  The committee looked for alternative ways to present the work of the 2020 Trashion designers and decided to produce this music video.

This ten-minute video BELOW features 13 Trashion designs and was shot at Bloomington’s Woolery Mill.  The video was choreographed and directed by Celina Jaffe with music by Janiece Jaffe.  The video can also be viewed at - https://youtu.be/qoQpSeqEYaw

 

THE 2020 TRASHION MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE

Since 2010, an all-volunteer effort by the Bloomington Trashion Committee and Discardia, a project of the Center for Sustainable Living, has produced the Annual Trashion / Refashion Runway Show at Bloomington’s Buskirk-Chumley Theater.  The April 5th, 2020 show was canceled due to the Covid19 pandemic.  The committee looked for alternative ways to present the work of the 2020 Trashion designers and decided to produce this music video.

This ten-minute video BELOW features 13 Trashion designs and was shot at Bloomington’s Woolery Mill.  The video was choreographed and directed by Celina Jaffe with music by Janiece Jaffe.  The video can also be viewed at - https://youtu.be/qoQpSeqEYaw

 

THE 2020 TRASHION MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE

Since 2010, an all-volunteer effort by the Bloomington Trashion Committee and Discardia, a project of the Center for Sustainable Living, has produced the Annual Trashion / Refashion Runway Show at Bloomington’s Buskirk-Chumley Theater.  The April 5th, 2020 show was canceled due to the Covid19 pandemic.  The committee looked for alternative ways to present the work of the 2020 Trashion designers and decided to produce this music video.

This ten-minute video BELOW features 13 Trashion designs and was shot at Bloomington’s Woolery Mill.  The video was choreographed and directed by Celina Jaffe with music by Janiece Jaffe.  The video can also be viewed at - https://youtu.be/qoQpSeqEYaw

 

TRASHION ARTIST STATEMENT

Trashion is about community, creativity, sustainability, and awareness. In light of the Covid pandemic, our approach artistically this year was to continue building
all of these aspects with a new medium, screen dance. The result is a response to the effect of “2020” on our Bloomington community.

Our sense of community has been obstructed and quarantined; and that impediment is being explored in this video. The Woolery Mill’s environment is
both open to possibilities and an empty void... the canvas on which our work to rebuild and reconnect has begun. The music lends itself to the various emotional processes that we have gone through, are going through, and will go through in 2020 and onward.

Complimenting the eerie and unknown present, Janiece Jaffe’s voice builds suspense and weaves a blanket of sensation, amplifying the essence of the
screen dance. The new norm of outdoor fashion shows is shown at the beginning of this piece as a way ‘in,’ a way to give homage to the hard work that went into and goes into Trashion designs each year. As the film continues there is a sense of devolution, of breaking down and noticing barriers that were always there, but somehow feel so much more prevalent in these trying times.

By slowing down, the dancer—Celina Jaffe—finds ways to reconnect with those around her: movements are mimicked, garments are re-introduced, and all that is lost can be found in a new way. The models begin to step out of their isolated daze and as they move through each other in dance, and stand strong on the stones from which our community was built, we feel once again that we are united in our stance, casting a beam of hope into the future.

Check out selected photos from Trashion 2020 below.



 

TRASHION ARTISTS STATEMENT

Trashion is about community, creativity, sustainability, and awareness. In light of the Covid pandemic, our approach artistically this year was to continue building
all of these aspects with a new medium, screen dance. The result is a response to the effect of “2020” on our Bloomington community.

Our sense of community has been obstructed and quarantined; and that impediment is being explored in this video. The Woolery Mill’s environment is
both open to possibilities and an empty void... the canvas on which our work to rebuild and reconnect has begun. The music lends itself to the various emotional processes that we have gone through, are going through, and will go through in 2020 and onward.

Complimenting the eerie and unknown present, Janiece Jaffe’s voice builds suspense and weaves a blanket of sensation, amplifying the essence of the
screen dance. The new norm of outdoor fashion shows is shown at the beginning of this piece as a way ‘in,’ a way to give homage to the hard work that went into and goes into Trashion designs each year. As the film continues there is a sense of devolution, of breaking down and noticing barriers that were always there, but somehow feel so much more prevalent in these trying times.

By slowing down, the dancer—Celina Jaffe—finds ways to reconnect with those around her: movements are mimicked, garments are re-introduced, and all that is lost can be found in a new way. The models begin to step out of their isolated daze and as they move through each other in dance, and stand strong on the stones from which our community was built, we feel once again that we are united in our stance, casting a beam of hope into the future.

Check out selected photos from Trashion 2020 below.


 

TRASHION ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Trashion is about community, creativity, sustainability, and awareness. In light of the Covid pandemic, our approach artistically this year was to continue building
all of these aspects with a new medium, screen dance. The result is a response to the effect of “2020” on our Bloomington community.

Our sense of community has been obstructed and quarantined; and that impediment is being explored in this video. The Woolery Mill’s environment is
both open to possibilities and an empty void... the canvas on which our work to rebuild and reconnect has begun. The music lends itself to the various emotional processes that we have gone through, are going through, and will go through in 2020 and onward.

Complimenting the eerie and unknown present, Janiece Jaffe’s voice builds suspense and weaves a blanket of sensation, amplifying the essence of the
screen dance. The new norm of outdoor fashion shows is shown at the beginning of this piece as a way ‘in,’ a way to give homage to the hard work that went into and goes into Trashion designs each year. As the film continues there is a sense of devolution, of breaking down and noticing barriers that were always there, but somehow feel so much more prevalent in these trying times.

By slowing down, the dancer—Celina Jaffe—finds ways to reconnect with those around her: movements are mimicked, garments are re-introduced, and all that is lost can be found in a new way. The models begin to step out of their isolated daze and as they move through each other in dance, and stand strong on the stones from which our community was built, we feel once again that we are united in our stance, casting a beam of hope into the future.

Check out selected photos from Trashion 2020 below.

 

TRASHION ARTISTS STATEMENT

Trashion is about community, creativity, sustainability, and awareness. In light of the Covid pandemic, our approach artistically this year was to continue building
all of these aspects with a new medium, screen dance. The result is a response to the effect of “2020” on our Bloomington community.

Our sense of community has been obstructed and quarantined; and that impediment is being explored in this video. The Woolery Mill’s environment is
both open to possibilities and an empty void... the canvas on which our work to rebuild and reconnect has begun. The music lends itself to the various emotional processes that we have gone through, are going through, and will go through in 2020 and onward.

Complimenting the eerie and unknown present, Janiece Jaffe’s voice builds suspense and weaves a blanket of sensation, amplifying the essence of the
screen dance. The new norm of outdoor fashion shows is shown at the beginning of this piece as a way ‘in,’ a way to give homage to the hard work that went into and goes into Trashion designs each year. As the film continues there is a sense of devolution, of breaking down and noticing barriers that were always there, but somehow feel so much more prevalent in these trying times.

By slowing down, the dancer—Celina Jaffe—finds ways to reconnect with those around her: movements are mimicked, garments are re-introduced, and all that is lost can be found in a new way. The models begin to step out of their isolated daze and as they move through each other in dance, and stand strong on the stones from which our community was built, we feel once again that we are united in our stance, casting a beam of hope into the future.

Check out selected photos from Trashion 2020 below.



ABOUT US

The Trashion Refashion Runway Show is an annual fundraiser for the Center for Sustainable Living. Designers make fashion out of materials destined for the landfill. Our runway event has inspired designers, students, community members, and even children to find new ways to reuse discarded materials in a creative way. It's an event for the whole family you don't want to miss.

Open to all skill levels, anyone can submit their design and any model can walk our runway regardless of body type or experience. We work with a variety of people, ranging in age from elementary school to senior citizens. With such a wide demographic of designers, our entries have become more challenging and inspiring each year.

Even the giant scale stage sets are made from discarded or unwanted materials every year!

To learn about volunteering with us, visit here. No Time to Volunteer?

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