Le Centre Tour à Plomb–Hageltoren, Slachthuisstraat 20–26 Rue de l’Abattoir, 1000 Brussels
At the 8th edition of POPPOSITIONS, Manoeuvre will present COVERSLUT© a fashion and economic research project from artist Grace Ndiritu. https://www.coverslutfashion.com It focuses on dealing with issues of race, gender and class politics. It incorporates Capitalist, Pay What You Can and Ethical/Environmental strategies into its economic framework. The concept for COVERSLUT© is inspired by Ndiritu’s book on youth culture Dissent Without Modification. COVERSLUT© is also a textile apron (cover) used to hide a dirty clothes worn by kitchen maids (sluts i.e. dirty women) in 17th century English society. But with its double entendre (meaning), artist Grace Ndiritu couldn’t resist making a tongue-in-cheek statement, about how big brands and advertising are the corporate sluts of our time. Big brands co-opt youth culture and sell it back to the young en masse, stamped with their branding and logo signs. COVERSLUT© is about reclaiming youth culture for the young! COVERSLUT© is supported by artists run space Manoeuvre, located in Ghent, working with refugees, migrants and young artists in co-creation with the artist, where she is now in residency 2018/2019.
The 8th edition of POPPOSITIONS will take place between April 25 and April 28 with a professional preview on April 24. We will welcome 25 participants from 12 countries.