Work in Progress: The Social Lives of Clothes (2013)

"We live in a world in which each thing speaks metaphorically of all others." (Bourdieu, 1977)

In a continuation of ideas first developed in Things That Matter, I am working on a new set of object portraits. Each portrait is composed of items of clothing belonging to a particular person. The specific clothes are chosen through discussion with that person in relation to their social significance . As a visual exploration of the ways in which so-called inanimate objects can come to be very much socially alive, the project is a continuation of ongoing explorations into material culture, identity and subjectivity.