using one’s feet has become an option of last resort III

sun-protective garments, textile silicone, paper
Installation view Vida Pública, 4th Edition of Bienalsur
Centro de Arte UNLP, La Plata, 2024

The series of textile sculptures explores Vietnamese motorbike culture through the lens of a unique emerging street style: sun-protective garments worn while riding motorbikes. Primarily worn by women, these garments become a reflection of Vietnam's contemporary social and cultural landscape, particularly regarding gender and beauty standards.

The garments are draped and collaged while appropriating the motorbike form. This deconstruction transforms them into wearable sculptures. The "wearable sculptures" raise questions about the relationship between gender, body, fashion, and commodity.

Photos: Amparo Fernández