1 - OUT OF CONTROL

1 - OUT OF CONTROL

1 - OUT OF CONTROL
Being shamed for not controlling your body through workouts, diets etc. 

2 - NEVER ENDING
a) Fixing one body issue thinking it will make you happy, but then immediately finding a new issue to focus on. b) Not being allowed to define your own gender identity.

3 - TRYING SO HARD
Feeling ashamed about/denying your size and therefor squeezing your body into clothes too tight.

4 - THE IMPOSSIBLE
Desperately trying to fit in to accepted body types.

5 - THE COLLAPSE
The shame of ageing / changing.

2 - NEVER ENDING

2 - NEVER ENDING

4 - THE IMPOSSIBLE

4 - THE IMPOSSIBLE

3 - TRYING SO HARD

3 - TRYING SO HARD

5 - THE COLLAPSE

5 - THE COLLAPSE

How do we look at/ talk about / treat the female body in our western society in general, and in the world of fashion in particular? What features do we celebrate, what shapes and behaviours do we shame, and how does this affect how we view ourselves and others? 

With these questions in mind the Minna Palmqvist studio trashed, molded, melted, squeezed and expanded the normative fashion studio mannequin bust to finally land in six (6) issues to manifest through five (5) mannequin shapes:

 
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Credits

Still life photos
Petter Cohen


Exhibition photos
Petter Cohen

Process photos
Minna Palmqvist
Tapetserarguppen Svängen

Progress photos
Minna Palmqvist

All photos rights owned by Minna Palmqvist


Project was made possible through the Swedish Arts Grants Committee