Photo by Kelly Kai for The Coven Magazine
What is the thought process behind fashioning the visual presentation of yourselves for each performance? Can you explain how clothing relates to the way your movements and messages are expressed?
You explore technology in FlucT performances in the form of 3D Projection mapping, videos and music. What ways do you imagine/are working towards integrating digital elements into your work?
What kind of studies do you do for inspiration?
What are you currently inspired by?
Who are some dancers, performers, artists you've been influenced by?
Monica in the Underbust Uniform Top
How do you feel when you're performing?
What's your favorite Chromat piece?
How was it like working with Chromat and the team at the video shoot?
Sigrid (Left) in the Sol Grid Skirt, Extended Bustier, and Sheer Arc Sleeves
Monica (Right) in the Sol Grid Skirt and Neoprene Cutout Top
Whats in store for the future of FlucT and for either one of you? What would be your dream project?
Monica (top) in the Double Stripe Running Pant and Circle Bralette
Sigrid (bottom) in the Double Stripe Running Pant and Sprinter Sleeve Top
Many of your performances have been in intimate spaces in order to connect with the audience, literally getting in peoples faces. How do you translate that into an arena-sized audience? Do you feel you can connect with hundreds of people in the same way you connect with people in an underground studio performance?
You perform as one entity in the form of two opposing bodies, duality in essence. Duality is a constructed method of perception in order to understand the systems in which things are manifested and plays a large part into your work. Do you have any thoughts or feelings on non duality?
my other answer is 4D.
Sigrid in Bond Hardware
How does your relationship with each other make each other a better person?
Monica: Sigrid reminds me of poetry and compels me to think and challenge myself. She is my main because we understand power in communication and freedom of confidence. We are honest with each other and have been since the beginning, so we work through things, thats why we can work together and with others, this is the idea of a “better person” right? From the perspective of others.
Sigrid: Monica inspires me to see a light I did not know existed. She has allowed me to see art in new forms; which is allowing me to grow and appreciate new things I never cared about before. She has a drive in her that I've never seen before. As best friends and creative partners we are very open and direct about our perspectives and reality. I've never had a relationship with anyone like this and it is not easy, but its worth it. I'll be filled with an awful complicated issue; she cries, then I cry, then she smiles, then I smile, then we've realized the reality of the multiple realities and what magic honesty and communication together can bring.
What is your favorite thing about the other person?
Monica: Her way of thinking and her motion towards a passionate, challenging life. Sigrid is also the funniest and smartest person I know, clownin around and gettin' it.
Sigrid: Her drive, her passion, her absolute care for the other, her dedication to her revolution. Monica is also the funniest and smartest person I know, clownin round and gettin' it.
What would you say your mission statement would be?
Our mission is to feel intensely & inspire revolution.
Watch the SS15 Fashion Film 'FORMULA 15'
Directed by E. Lee Smith
Edited by DOUBLE CYCLOPS
Music: Amsies (Chiffon)
Voice: Fatima Fazal
Assistant Camera: Penn Eastburn
Sculpture: Andy Ralph
Hair: Jamie Cook
Makeup: Faith Bartruff
Jewelry: BOND Hardware