- Trine Søndergaard
- year: 2019
- 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 2019 was made in collaboration with Skive Museum and shown at Trine Søndergaard’s solo exhibition “Trine Søndergaard – From Where We Stand – 7 Exhibitions on National Identity” at Skive Museum September 28, 2019 to March 1, 2020.