Clothing is an essential part of any civilized culture. Clothing determines our mood, belonging to a particular culture, social class.... Read More
Clothing is an essential part of any civilized culture. Clothing determines our mood, belonging to a particular culture, social class. It even predetermines and dictates our behavior in society: in spacious and comfortable clothes, we can allow ourselves to behave carelessly and freely; in a business suit, we monitor our posture, monitor what and how we say. The amount of clothes is noticed only when all the wardrobes in our apartment are filled to capacity.
A panel of clothes pierced with tailor pins is a part of the series of works dedicated to the problem of the clothing oversupply in the modern world, the problem of the labor systems in which people are forced to work in inhuman conditions for a poor pay. Clothing is an everyday necessity for us; we follow fashion, express ourselves through it, accumulate in wardrobes, and then throw or give it away. We consume, use the benefits of the modern world and forget about what is behind the production of material goods of the mass market. Therefore, in this series of works, I used only unnecessary and secondhand clothes for one work, and then reused the same material for the next. While I painstakingly, monotonously pierced every inch of used clothes with tailor pins, I constantly experienced physical pain, scratching and hurting my fingers. A panel made of clothes that resembles an animal's skin or a map is a kind of cast of this physical pain.