Project Z by Rhonda Khalifeh
Open Projects Press, 2018
New York, NY
Project Z is an artist’s book that approaches the practice of garment-making as an intimate social platform. By elevating the dialogue in the creation of one-of-a-kind pieces, the project explores the semiotics of dress in relation to community-building.
In producing this publication, Khalifeh conducted a series of in-depth interviews with nine participants with the goal of creating an article of clothing in dialogue with each subject. Upon completion, the participants were given their respective garments to keep and wear. The resulting conversations, design research, construction process, and fittings have been compiled into this book created in collaboration with Open Projects Press.