Territory Dress is concerned with claiming female territory, mapping the female body, social and colonial histories and their ongoing impacts. The piece, commissioned by the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam and Museum Wereldeculturen, references Dutch colonial history by displaying the much-coveted Dutch colonies that spanned the globe within its frills and folds (which are made of paper maps and printed map cloth). The train creates a kind of movement, as if passing through time, pulling the weight of a brutal past whilst the hollow of the stomach questions the origins of bodily and national proprietary.
New Additions at the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam Dec 2019 - March 2020
Provenance 1 - p. 75 - Susan Stockwell’s Territory Dress: Contemporary Art and Fashion in a Dutch Ethnographic Museum by Daan van Dartel
See the film Territory Dress (6 min's 11 secs)
And on Bloasblog a German University Blog dedicated to Anthropolgical science and questions.