(BLOOMINGTON) – 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 5, 2020 show was canceled due to the COVID-19 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 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.
Trashion is about community, creativity, sustainability and awareness. In light of the Covid pandemic, the approach artistically this year was to continue building on all of these aspects with a new medium, screendance. The result is a response to the effect of “2020” on our Bloomington community.
The 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 people 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 screendance.
The 2020 Trashion Music Video was made possible thanks to generous support from the following Bloomington, IN businesses: Bikesmiths, Olympus Properties, Lisa J. Baker DDS and Plato’s Closet.