Project Description

  • Hovedtøj
  • Trine Søndergaard
  • year: 2020
  • edition 3: 150 x 150 cm / edition 5: 110 x 110 cm / 60 x 60 cm
  • archival pigment print

In the series Hovedtøj we see individual teenage girls wearing their own clothes, but also an older piece of clothing – a bonnet, collar or fabric from a previous century. The historical embroideries and textiles have all taken much more time, knowledge and skill to make than the young women’s contemporary, mass-produced garments.The historical garments represent a hidden or forgotten story connected to the female realm of experience. The works thus create a link between the past and the present, uniting different bodies, clothing and lives, and allowing women – the dead and the living – to connect across generations and time.

Hovedtøj 2020 is made in collaboration with Greve Museum and shown at Trine Søndergaard’s solo exhibition “Nearly Now” at Gammel Holtegaard February 5 – April 5 2021.

  • Hovedtøj
  • Trine Søndergaard
  • year: 2020
  • edition 3: 150 x 150 cm / edition 5: 110 x 110 cm / 60 x 60 cm
  • archival pigment print

In the series Hovedtøj we see individual teenage girls wearing their own clothes, but also an older piece of clothing – a bonnet, collar or fabric from a previous century. The historical embroideries and textiles have all taken much more time, knowledge and skill to make than the young women’s contemporary, mass-produced garments.The historical garments represent a hidden or forgotten story connected to the female realm of experience. The works thus create a link between the past and the present, uniting different bodies, clothing and lives, and allowing women – the dead and the living – to connect across generations and time.

Hovedtøj 2020 is made in collaboration with Greve Museum and shown at Trine Søndergaard’s solo exhibition “Nearly Now” at Gammel Holtegaard February 5 – April 5 2021.