HEADGEAR AS FASHION, INSPIRED BY WAR

Produced for Europahy – Europa Felix, ArtCenter Silkeborg Bath 2017

Each fashion season has its narrative with highly staged images. Historically, headgear plays a major role in the war. It protects, but also reflects the person and society´s technical and ritual status at any given time. Symbols and attributes are added as a kind of incantation that may overshadow the functional. It can be a national symbol, definition of rank, status, self-definition or as camouflage. Another aspect of war is fear, violence, cruelty and killing. This is is the inspiration for this project.

Background: War is a continuous theme in European history, for political, religious or territorial reasons or because anyone thinks they own a right to land and wealth. Paradoxically war is initiated and conducted for peace.

The project shows photos of headgear on a person – highly staged