Returns is a collaborative experiment investigating the materials, rhythms and performances of the mainstream fashion industry. This project uses the widespread 30-day retail return policy as the framework for a month-long inquiry: garments of all kinds are purchased and brought to the studio where they are carefully disassembled, and their materials reimagined into new forms. Gossen works alongside Dance Artist Erika Mitsuhashi, Clothing Artist Jaewoo Kang and Visual Artist tone puorro, to construct an ever-shifting landscape of garment constellations, sculptural configurations, and unfolding movement scores. At the end of the 30-day period, all garments are meticulously reconstructed back into their original forms and returned to stores for a full refund.

This performance installation considers the intricacies of modern production and consumption, and how we might move, work, wear and breathe within the folds of consumer capitalism.