TEXTILE FORENSICS

Aïcha Abbadi

CW 16

FEELING AND (THE ABSENCE OF) COLOUR

 

 'I was always attracted by that box of costumes, carnival costumes.

And most of the time my choice was actually for the princess costumes,
with these beautiful embroideries and shining colours.

[…] we didn’t have the mirror in that school during that playground hour.

[…] It was this sense of beauty of the flowing from my waist down to the ground.

[…] how I could change my shape by moving with that costume.

[…] Maybe I was still keeping the trousers underneath.

[…] I think we were not allowed to undress totally.'

Kdindie

'Some people often only want to wear black. But I was always a friend of lighter-coloured clothing.
[…] Once I got a white, still shrink-wrapped shirt from the donations clothing store - because I always stay clean - not everyone got that.
[...] But then I once accidentally spilled pea soup all over my light-colored clothes.'

Jan

 

„I pick only things in the right size. Things that match my gender, practical items I can wear on a bike.
[…] The first item I found were very comfortable trousers/sweats – my favourite, long, grey, – very German!
I wear them all the time. How it feels is important. But I would never otherwise have chosen them in a shop.
[…] When I wear them I turn into a grey person.“

Daniela

 

 'After a performance, I put on these grey knitted things. To get back to myself.'

barbara

'I was missing something to black the outfit'

[…] Now I feel comfortable. With the black and white over it.“

Kdindie

'I didn’t understand myself in that Mickey Mouse T-shirt.'

barbara

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