cloth is an installation and exhibition that reevaluates the format, place and circumstance for the becoming and exposure of choreography as well as photography.
cloth advocates for choreography as the covering, rather than the disclosing of form/meaning, thus as a way to “uncover” by concealment – in both a literal and a metaphoric sense. The installation refers to the Baroque aesthetics and the concept of the fold as formulated by philosopher Gilles Deleuze. A number of core questions regarding power and abuse are addressed, whilst the non-disclosing covering is recognized as a feasible political strategy. The intention is to allow art practice to sustain a discussion on the recondite in different social, cultural and political terms.
cloth is conceived by Cristina Caprioli in collaboration with photographer Håkan Larsson, and was presented by ccap in 2015 at Design Hall in Stockholm (see trailer above). The exhibition is site specific, and unfolds in relation to the room(s) it inhabits. cloth.0 was produced 2014 in a different format with support from Scenkonst Sörmland and Katrineholms Konsthall. Fall 2017 the installation was presented with the title Under Cover at Millesgården.
The conceptual frame is a series of photographs taken during the live performance cloth, with the squatting crawling female figure as central theme. The installation also includes film, slide shows, objects, a publication and on occasions a live performance.
cloth also provides the environment for the ccap performance Sadness Extended, which deviates, yet once again confirms the conceptual frame and trans material fabric of cloth.
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Under Cover at Millesgården fall 2017