embodiment : Wende Mantel

 

 

 

ABOUT

 

"Wende Mantel" has been created for the context of the 3rd berlin biennial (bb3), 2004. The focus of the bb3 artisitc director Ute Meta Bauer was on the city Berlin to reflect about cultural, social and political situation and changes since the fall of the Berlin Wall / the iron curtain in 1989.

 

"Wende Mantel" is a reversable garment, which can be worn inside out. It is a coat of change – of two sides, and of their fusion. In Germany, the reunification of East and West, and the fall of the wall is often referred to as the "Wende".

 

This garment consists of compressed fiber used for shipping art and of silk lining and eastern textiles. It is about contrasts: worthless and precious, dull and shiny, fragility and strength. It can be wrapped around the body three different ways – always covering everything but the eyes and fingertips. The seams remain visible and the idea behind the seam is to identify tears in the fabric of society and history, in order to then stitch them back together again. It referred to the city whose fabric shows its tears and seams.

 

 

Material:

Outside: Nadelfilz (compressed fiber)

Inside: material varies; silk, textiles from the East

 

Size:

Protoype: size of Regina Maria Möller; customized

Limited edition: 3 + 1 AP

 

 

EXHIBITION VENUES

Wende Mantel has been exhibited in different modes of presentation:

 

bb3, KunstWerke, Berlin 2004

Performance Jam, KunstWerke, Berlin 2004

trans-form, Galerie Villa Grisebach, Berlin, 2005

Dresscode, Pixelpoint Festival, Nova Gorica, Slowenia, 2006

Check-in-Europe: Reflecting Identities in Contemporary Art, EPO, Munich, 2006

embodiment : seam, solo exhibition, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France 2007

Living Box, Hab Galerie, Nantes, 2008

home / work / dress, Passerelle - Cenre D'Art Contemporain, Brest, France, 2012

 

 

CREDITS

 

embodiment : Wende Mantel, 2004

 

Concept:  Regina Maria Möller

Garment production: embodiment –  Regina Maria Möller in cooperation with Vera Wieczorek

 

Photos:

Werner Maschmann, Berlin

Thomas Bruns

Pixelpoint Festival

Jonathan Boussaert

Regina Maria Möller

 

Photos with model:

CR&SH, Berlin,

Make-up and hair: Christina Roth, Berlin

Model: Sarah, Typeface Berlin