The independent cultural foundation Studio 4, presents Marina Genadieva’s (1989, Athens) performance series entitled Hidress, curated by Andreas Fakis. Hidress takes place within the framework of Public Art Festival: Survival and forms its second action.
I’m using a full-body, closed hood, which I have named “laminated taffeta”. It resembles a dress and is made out of the material that is used in car cover fabrication in the West. It is a visual metaphor, to the way females are covered respectively in the East.
Notions, such as protection and ownership of an object of symbolic significance, relate to the idea of the female, which exists as one more object. One more object, which requires protection and symbolises ownership.
The Hidress performance series takes place at the square of the Ηellenic Parliament and at Parko Eleftherias and attempts to initiate a dialogue, in regards to issues that relate to powers, rights and tendencies, such as free will, free speech and consumerism.
Powers, rights and tendencies, which are often perceived as granted and are disregarded by the vast majority.