queering ~ costume

Mixed media installation 

@ Sonntags Club, Berlin

Where bodies and garments meet, a new relationship with space begins. Queering the cis-normative gaze, the costume work occupies the space between garment and sculpture, outside the gender binary. The site-specific exhibition queering ~ costume works as an attempt to turn Sonntags Club into an installation where the boundaries between space, costume and audience are blurred.


Performative Installation w/ costume
Collab w/ Katinka Pyritidis, jpeg.love

 @ Napoleon Komplex Gallery, Berlin
Curated by Constantin Hartenstein, Jimmy Robert

“We are queer because we refuse to take a fixed form.” (Antke Engel). The costume is entirely handmade, thematizing the process of production. Hand-knitted pieces show how a person felt while knitting: In a relaxed state, the stitches are loose and soft. Being physically tense creates a tight, rigid pattern. When we are daydreaming, small bumps or holes show. A knitted piece thus works like a diary of mental health. The details of the costume also feature nostalgic elements such as glass beads or Fimo, referring to childhood moments within the safer space of play. Costume, body and installation merge into one sculpture.

Praying Mantis

Performative Installation w/ costume
Interactive durational performance (4 hours / 3 days)
Photos: Christina Huber, Alexandra Deem, Nikolaus Brade

@ Display Berlin Exhibition “Weltuntergang”
@ “KUNST RAUM STADT” University of Arts, Berlin
Curated by Constantin Hartenstein

After the apocalypse, the few species that have survived will start to live in symbiosis with each other to survive, rather than exploitation. From this state of being, a new ritualistic cult will arise. One member of this cult visits our present world, and invites you to a one-on-one ritualistic sequence.