Abjectiton of a cycle

installation

2019

The unpleasant smell that brings us various possibilities of reading the past and memories from the garments usually leaves a lot of empty space in reading its past, which often leads to negative connotations and reflections, such as situations of one's death, accident or any unknown stimuli that led to a split between the bodies and the garment.
The abject objects that were bought on flea markets, were exposed but since they were submerged in water they became inaccessible to the audience in Belgrade to touch or wear or buy, this is now intended only for the audience of Vienna. During the exhibition, these clothes will be washed dried and sent to a bus to Vienna for sale. The cycle of moving clothes from the poor market to the "high" fashion market is the process of cleaning itself.

The objects were discarded with signs of wear and tear, then neatly cleaned and then presented to Vienna's customers to participate in their new economical cycle. This work represents a change in the way clothes are presented in two different situations.
 Dirty, therefore undesirable, but in the next moment transformed into desirable expensive objects, so that only dirty water is left in the gallery, which now contains all remains of the human influence, as well as the odors and bodily fluids of the past users, which have been assimilated in these fabrics.
Most garments do not have clear designations of origin, therefore it is only possible to partially determine their past based on the cut, style, fabrics,... Garments that were bought originate from Netherlands, Slovenia (Yugoslavia), Italy, Germany, Syria, Haiti, USA … The markings on the map show the variety of the origin and history of clothing that can be found today at Belgrade Flea Markets.
exibited in Museum of Applied Arts Belgrade through participation on Potkanje workshop.
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