Artist Statement →
Books stand as escape agents from an increasingly totalitarian society with its rising media consumption. In my work, antique books, which were often discarded for throwing away, become pieces of clothing for dissidents, shelters and portable sanctuaries of the intellect. In the interest of the cultural layers of gender identity and how memories are discursively constructed through bodily tropes I like to draw attention to the materiality of memories expressed in clothing structures. By covering and extending the body with discursive and material entities of memories, crossed with historical patterns of traditional cuts, costumes and uniforms, I create settings for my analogue photo projects.