THE PRESENCE 2017
Tailor's dummy, crinoline, 5000 circles of reflective PVC
"Hybride Positionen in der Kunst" Kunsthalle Schaffhausen
Curated by André Bless
© Patricia Jacomella Bonola
This is not a dress,
it is not a sculpture,
it is not an armor and not a mirror!
"Hybrid Identity" is a definition based on the cultural identities of migrants. In times of technological acceleration, the sharing economy, and the transfer of the virtual to physical life, this definition can be attributed to each and every one of us. With this work, I put the people in the center. With a mixture of realism and fiction, I critically analyze how new ideologies are reflected in our lifeworld and how we see ourselves in the multi-option society. The work combines three elements: an non-wearable dress that serves our self-classification; the mirror, which reflects the real space, and a scaly structure reminiscent of medieval armors, symbolizing our need for protection.