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 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.


Exhibitions - 

Afterlives an exhibition of artwork and collection objects that will be permenantly on show at the Tropenmuseum from 24th June 2022

New Additions at the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam Dec 2019 - March 2020 


See the film Territory Dress (6 min's 11secs)

And on Bloasblog a German University Blog dedicated to Anthropolgical science and questions.

Territory Dress
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Territory Dress (detail)
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Susan Stockwell