Finland: Cultural Dresscode Photo Shoot

Press release – translated by Feminine Moments

Cultural Dresscode explores how different classes and social groups create their identity through different visual markers such as style and clothes.

Can we see you class and social identity presented in the clothes which you are wearing?

Cultura Dresscode photo shoot
Glaspalatset Saturday February 25, 2012 at 11:00 – 16:00.

Everyone who is interested in being photographed for the project Cultura DressCodes are welcome at our drop in photo studio at Simonsplatsen, between Glaspalatset and Forum [in Helsingfors, Finland]. The partcipants will also be interviewed.

The visual artist Heidi Lunabba says:”Even though we don’t like to speak about classes in a modern society, we subconciously read, which class a person belongs to. We see the difference between cultural workers and managers. The fact that we don’t like to talk about class makes this topic interesting to explore through art”.

“We explore how class and visual identity are interlinked in Helingfors today. From facts of this investigation we will create an installation with audio, images and objects” says Katherina Haikala, whom together with Vilma Metteri are the artist duo Tärähtäneet Ämmät.

Cultural Dresscode is contemporary art project by Tärähtäneet Ämmät and Heidi Lunabba. The project will be presented at the exhibition Boutique curated by Annamari Vänskä for the Amos Anderssons konstmuseum [in Finland] which will open in August as a part of the Helsinki WDC 2012.