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Chic Point : Fashion For Israeli CheckPoints by Sharif Waked

Sharif Waked: Chic Point :

Fashion for Israeli Checkpoints

(Nafas Art Magazine)

Chic Point is a seven minute video that ponders, imagines, and interrogates « fashion for Israeli checkpoints. » Set to the backdrop of a heavy rhythmic beat, men model one design after another in an exploration of form and content. Zippers, weaved nets, hoods, and buttons serve the unifying theme of exposed flesh. Body parts – lower backs, chests, abdomens – peek through holes, gaps, and splits woven into readymade silk and cotton t-shirts, robes, and shirts. Raw materials and standard clothes are transformed into pieces that follow normative fashion standards while calling them into question… Lire la suite

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