In pieces and parts

clothes, suitcases, performance, prints on archival paper
variable dimensions

We tend to have an intimate relationship with our clothes as objects that constitute our daily public appearance and aid in performing social roles. For In pieces and parts Heidi Voet’s entire wardrobe is copied, using colourful fabrics that resemble mass-produced clown and entertainment costumes as an exaggeration of our fluid identities and roles we perform in our daily lives. Devoid of any role play, 70 performers wear the costumes during the opening reception of the exhibition. The replicated clothes are thus not necessary adapted to the social circumstance, place and time in which they appear, thereby transgressing societal codes and hierarchies.
After the opening reception individual photos of the performers are displayed on the exhibition walls. The clothes are folded and packed in three suitcases which are placed opened on the floor.

exhibition view