I decided to use three colors. White and black would refer to Alex and The Clockwork Orange. Blue would work as opposition to them. Actually, using the third color was a certain problem. (Traditional?) Constructivist palette would require red. However, I decided for Ywe Klain blue – more airy and metaphysical. I did not want the costume to be completely covered with paint. It is extremely difficult to control and anticipate the effect while splashing pain from a bucket. Therefore each move was well thought out and at the same time the consequence of the previous. Before making a splash I always tried to imagine the effect which it will create. I experimented with different kinds of paint containers. It appeared, that the weight, form and even the material from which you pour the paint is important. For example, rubber mixing bowls give you possibility to control the stream of paint which you splash on the fabric. In the technique based completely on a chance I wanted to limit a chance as much as possible. I wanted to avoid the impression of many interpenetrating random smears. That is why each paint splash was performed in a suitable interval of time to eliminate the effect of paints mixing. It seems to me that my highly analytical approach to this frantic and very emotional technique allowed me to achieve the expected result.
The costume is dominated by white which relates to black at the font and to blue in the back.
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