A car stands there. Trunk open. The radio is playing. Women* and queers are talking. And they talk about class. Based on interviews, the installation Fashionshow: Working Class Daughters negotiates questions of class, gender and migration. In the process, one's own role as, among other things, a working class academic is reflected upon - and almost incidentally, intersectionality and links to other identity and structural categories are revealed. The installation is based on a previous performance and the T-shirt collection specially designed for it, and takes up images of Eastern European markets and informal trade. It subtly refers to a current phenomenon in which so-called "work-wear" finds its way into high-fashion contexts.
What's classy if you're rich, but trashy if you're poor?
* Working Class Daughters refers to women as all those who self-identify and/or are read as such and are structurally discriminated as women. That doesn't have to say anything about the gender identity of each individual person.
WORKING CLASS DAUGHTERS is a cycle of work on the interconnections of class, gender and migration that Kristina Dreit, Karolina Dreit, Anna Trzpis-Mclean have been working on since 2018. Based on (their own) post-Soviet migratory experiences and a long friendship and sisterhood, they are especially interested in (biographical) stories that remain invisible or hardly find a voice, as well as historical and current references to labor and labor struggles.
The installation consists of an exhibition as well as an audio piece and an audio description in German language. The audio piece lasts 35 minutes. The audio description lasts 12 minutes. Both can be listened to via your own smartphone and headphones. Alternatively, players and headphones are available on-site. There will also be seating in the form of stools. Please get in touch with our evening service in case you have any questions. If you have any questions in advance, please feel free to contact Gina Jeske at firstname.lastname@example.org or 030 27 89 00 35.
KRISTINA DREIT, *1988 in Krupskoje/Kazakhstan, studied scenic arts in Hildesheim and Zurich as well as at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and works on performative settings as director, dramaturge, artist.
KAROLINA DREIT,*1984 in Karabulak/Kazakhstan, is a sociologist with passion. She has turned her back on the university and is active in artistic, collective and political contexts and works as a cultural worker and teacher. She works on feminist and intersectional perspectives on class and labor.
ANNA TRZPIS-MCLEAN, *1984, Mielec/Poland, studied at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach am Main and works as a designer in the fields of stage design, object, space and drawing. annatrzpismclean.com
CONCEPT Kristina Dreit, Karolina Dreit DRAMATURGY INTERVIEWS Karolina Dreit INTERVIEW GUIDANCE Karolina Dreit, Kristina Dreit SCENOGRAPHY Anna Trzpis-McLean SUPPORT SOUND, EDIT Valentin Peitz audio description Simone Detig, Gerald Pirner
The production was created with the support of Frankfurt Lab as part of a 2019 residency. Thanks to everyone we were allowed to interview. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung