Gender clothes

This project was provoked by an unpleasant event preceding the opening of the Clothed Paintings exhibition in Uzice, in October 2013. It was an unexpected reaction to our exhibition concept, based on conventional and negative personal attitudes towards clothing and gender. I was thinking about it for days – about gender and sex and their relationship with clothes, in context of the Serbian incapacity to distinguish between the two. So I decided to make a series of photographs of people wearing “gender appropriate” clothes. Nouns in Serbian grammar have three genders: masculine, feminine and neuter. So I divided garments into two groups by their nouns’ gender, and my friend Jelena Kostic took some photos of our friends Dusan and Emily wearing “appropriate” clothes from these lists.

I also want to thank Klasa for letting us use their space and clothes for shooting, as well as Tijana Milutinovic, Jovana Markovic and Romi Schneider for lending us clothes.

edit:
Check out here a little bit more about project and a short text my friend Vladimir wrote about it.

       MASCULINE NOUNS          FEMININE NOUNS
  • grudnjak / brushalter – bra
  • halteri – suspenders
  • triko – tricot
  • bikini – bikini
  • kupaći kostim – bathing suit
  • šorts – shorts
  • kombinezon – overalls
  • top – top
  • džemper – sweater
  • blejzer – blazer
  • kimono – kimono
  • prsluk – vest
  • sako – suit jacket
  • mantil – topcoat
  • kaput – coat
  • kačket – cap
  • šal – scarf
  • šešir – hat
  • gaćice – panties
  • bokserice – boxer shorts
  • majica – T-shirt
  • košulja – shirt
  • bluza – blouse
  • tunika – tunic
  • dukserica – sweatshirt
  • trenerka – gym suit
  • jakna – jacket
  • pantalone – pants
  • bermude – bermuda shorts
  • helanke – tights
  • suknja – skirt
  • haljina – dress
  • čarape – stockings
  • cipele – shoes
  • čizme – boots
  • papuče – slippers
  • sandale – sandals
  • marama – kerchief 
  • beretka – beret

 

 

Dusan before “gender intervention”:beforeand after:
Emily before “gender intervention”:

and after:


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