Parade Créole: The Creature Preparing (Eigenkleid Prototype), 2021 (detail)
Cotton, Ashwood, Nylon. 
Dimensions variable.
Photo credit: S. Grigorieva

The first Eigenkleid; Prototype resulting from research on Anna Muthesius’ Das Eigenkleid der Frau (1903) and Frantz Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks (fr. 1952, en. 1967). A dynamic structure from MOKIT activates the garment-like object, thereby making possible an infinite number of sculptural forms.

The protoype, as well as the four Eigenkleider which followed (not shown) are machine-embroidered with line drawings of sloops as well as original drawings of antillean cultural commodities – Cutlass, Kunuku, Chopper, a Sloop named Patsi, the Queen Conch and the artificial palm trees which are placed next to water slides on large cruise ships.

The objects cited are of varying personal importance to the artist. Many are drawn from appropriated images or found and borrowed items– the artists did not originally own any single house, tool or boat and was never a passenger or employee on a cruise ship. Through the medium of drawing, and then the commission of embroidery, garment-making and furniture design as well as exhibition and documentation using a grant from the german state, she is attempting a kind of re-enfranchisement.

A publication about the work, titled Drawing Breath, will be released in Hamburg in the Summer of 2022.

Parade Créole: The Creature Preparing (Eigenkleid Prototype), 2021
Cotton, Ashwood, Nylon. 
Dimensions variable. Photo: F.Bahadur


August, 2022
Installation(Reading 27.08.22 at 11:00)
Parade Créole: Drawing Breath
FREIRAUM
Museum of Applied Arts
Festival der partizipativen Räume
Hamburg

June 28th, 2022
Reading (EN)
Drawing Breath
Südlese literary festival
Online here and
Live at Cake And Cash’s Grind&Shine Inc.
Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof
Hamburg Harburg

November 2021-February, 2022
Exhibition
Parade Créole: Eigenkleider for Colonised Bodies
Gallery SAKUKU
Göttingen

September 2021
Exhibition
Parade Créole: Eigenkleid Prototype
Museum Weekend
Kieler Kloster
Kiel

September 2021
Exhibition, Workshop and Lecture Series
Parade Créole: Eigenkleider for Colonised Bodies
Alter Markt, An der Hörn
Kiel