Cabinet of Curiosity are textile/costume artist Caroline Collinge & architect Edmond Salter.
They work with paper materials & techniques to make exhibitions, installations & participatory arts activities for commissions with heritage sites, arts organisations, museums & the community.


Wednesday, 29 May 2013


Had a fascinating day working with choreographer Siri Dybwik and dance artist Maria Hannevold  for a dance performance 'Between the Folds'.
The costume design brief was to create a transformable, wearable costume that could shift through different transitions and forms in response to the dancers body. As the audience will be watching the piece from the ground floor level and balconies, the costume had to be detailed yet also be able to extend beyond the dancer's body to take on a bigger presence. The final costume also had to be easily transportable as hand luggage.
I was amazed by the dynamism Siri and Maria found within the costume and there were moments within the choreography when the dual movement of body and costume was reminiscent of a Loie Fuller dance.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


A cut paper costume inspired by 'A Peepshow with Views of the Interior of a Dutch House' by Samuel van Hoogstraten, a Baroque optical box within the permanent collection of the National Gallery, London.

These photographs are from a recent shoot for 'Flight: Drawing Interpretations', a research project between London College of Fashion and National Gallery London. The performer is Li Lu, a Chinese virtuoso cellist, whose choreographed movements are derived from her actions and gestures when playing the cello. These images form part of a stop-motion animation that recomposes movement of the body and music.

Photographs by Daniel Caulfield-Srikland.

Friday, 3 May 2013


The dramatic architectural landscape of Stavenger Konserthus in Norway.
Initial research and development for a site-specific dance piece scheduled for June 2013 with choreographer Siri Dybwik and her company dybwikdans.