WOMEN CAN WEAR PANTS; PEOPLE CAN EAT PIZZA (CNN 25.07.2015)

2017, GLEIS-POWER, DK

FIVE SCULPTURES, VARIOUS DIMENSIONS

FROSEN PIZZAS, CHAINS, CLOCK HANDS, BATTERY POWERED CLOCKWORKS, HOOKS, GLUE, GLOSS.

 

What is equality in a world where consumption is the timekeeper of freedom? Utilizing a 2015 CNN news report about North Korea as a sculptural ground zero Women can wear pants; people can eat pizza (CNN 25.07.2015) investigates the relation between fashion, power and gender. The work exposes the absurdity of “gender equality as a digestible trend of our time” in relation to Western standardisation as a form of “weaponized consumption.” The sculptures consist of timekeeping frozen pizzas and jeans hooked onto metal chains, mimicking high street shop displays.