Factory of Found Clothes:"Triumph of Fragility" (2002).
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Factory of Found Clothes (Russia)
In their public performance "Triumph of Fragility", a troop of cadets marches in sync while holding white dresses in front of them. This scene is an absurd reversal of the military drill.
In 1995, Gluklya (Natalia Pershina, *1969) and Tsaplya (Olga Egorova, *1968) founded the artist duo Factory of Found Clothes in St. Petersburg. The artist team is known for its performances and fashion happenings. They take part in European festivals and are regularly invited to art institutions, including Iaspis in Stockholm. They opened their own shop of utopian clothing in 2004.
"Triumph of Fragility" (excerpt from "Trilogy"), 2002, 5:02min.
Galerie Blue Square, Paris