JULIA CORREIA DE VERDIER
Beyond the Surface
Elevating and making the different levels of the self visible. A beholder draws quick conclusions from a shell that merely reflects parts of an identity. I want to question how we read people based on their exterior. I find the question interesting having grown up as both Swedish and Brazilian. My self-image has been created in a state of forwards and backwards, constant movement, a life similar to that of a migratory bird.
My project is a study of how I cope with so often hearing that I do not look Swedish. I have investigated how identities are created, flexible boundaries, pattern images and strict norms that are gradually eroded. Classical garments like the shirt and the suit jacket have been altered by means of unconventional tailoring and large volumes. As a symbol of that which hides beneath the surface I have created patterns from x-ray images. In the same way I have used layers of tulle. The forwards and backwards movement between the two countries, and the way in which I am perceived depending on the context, is symbolized by means of lines and the cut taken from workout clothes. With this collection I want to make the different layers of the identity visible.
Frida Bard, Anna Norling , Nhina Svensson and Johanna Åkesson.