Territory Dress

2018

Territory Dress is concerned with claiming female territory, mapping the female body and colonial and social histories. The piece, commissioned by the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, 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.


Territory Dress was on show in the exhibition Terrorory Dress - New Additions Dec 2019 - March 2020 and will be on show permenantly in the exhibition Afterlives opening in late 2021.

Tropenmuseum


See the film Territory Dress

Territory Dress
Territory Dress (detail)
Territory Dress (detail)
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Susan Stockwell