NARRATIVE FASHION & NORM CRITIQUE
DEC 8, 2014
photo courtesy: Linnea Ronström
We communicate through clothes. We reveal and conceal and are shaped by what we wear. Has the fashion industry’s ideals made us lose control over our bodies and identities? Are there limits to what we can wear to revoke gender, norms and break new grounds? When does anti-fashion turn into fashion and what does norm-liberated fashion and its practice look like today?
EFRAT TSEËLON, Professor of fashion theory and PhD in social psychology, together with moderator MAJA GUNN, fashion designer and researcher in fashion design methodology, ROBERT FUX, actor and drag show artist, and ANA LONDONO fashion designer from This is Sweden, will discuss the body’s and fashion’s narrative power and identity-building abilities.
C.OFF is an independent non-profit organisation, founded by choreographer Cristina Caprioli in 2004; and since 2013 directed by Hanna Wildow. As a discursive platform for choreographic practices, c.off initiates and presents projects and works that embody, illuminate and activate ethnic and cultural multiplicity, gender equality, norm critique and transgressing boundaries. c.off produces cross-disciplinary projects and opens up opportunities for a range of different practitioners to revise, problematise, elaborate on and renew choreographic, artistic and linguistic practices. Based in central Stockholm, c.off shares office and studio space with its sister-organisation ccap, an independent site for choreography production, directed by Cristina Caprioli.
IASPIS is the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Program supporting international exchange for practitioners in the areas of visual art, design, craft and architecture. Iaspis' activities aim to enable professionals to develop artistically and improve their working conditions by establishing international contacts between practitioners and professionals such as curators and critics and others active in the field.