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Yaen Levi , Tamar Levit

Muslin Brothers

http://www.muslinbrothers.com

Brussels, Belgium
Muslin Brothers (Tamar Levit & Yaen Levi) critically and playfully investigate narratives of an individual's emotional and psychological needs while speculating on social and political systems through the dressed body in space. Established in 2011 in Tel Aviv as a cross-discipline fashion studio, the duo's work was shown in Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Israeli museum, Kanal centre Pompidou in Brussels, and were chosen for residency in Artez design academy and London center for fashion enterprise.

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Dress the Criminal


Where and why people wear what they wear in prison

Dress the Criminal


Where and why people wear what they wear in prison
Dress the Criminal examine what shapes bodies and behavioral structures in the correctional system through clothes; Desires, laws and superstitions, these are mapped and documented by a series of interviews, spatial and performative platforms, and propose a legal act of designing a law for a dress.
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For centuries prisoners have been confined by a dress code. From the striped suit introduced with the panopticon prison to the orange suit, clothes have been used as a tool to not just imprison the body but imprison the identity. Dress the Criminal examines bodies and behavioral structures in the correctional system through clothes, questioning the role of rehabilitation, visibility and power. Interviewing (Belgium and Israel) inmates, staff, and family members, we map the materials, cuts, and choreography in prison, collected reflections about how fashion affects the notion of doing time, and the way of getting dressed, whether of superstition, limitations or the way one wants to present themselves. We assembled stories and rules into biography and document them in a series of installations and performances. Outfits crafted by a system of restrictions next to rights, the project interrogates the legal act of design, writing a civil law act redesigning the outfit for the penitentiary.

Dress the Criminal


Where and why people wear what they wear in prison

Dress the Criminal


Where and why people wear what they wear in prison
Dress the Criminal examine what shapes bodies and behavioral structures in the correctional system through clothes; Desires, laws and superstitions, these are mapped and documented by a series of interviews, spatial and performative platforms, and propose a legal act of designing a law for a dress.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

For centuries prisoners have been confined by a dress code. From the striped suit introduced with the panopticon prison to the orange suit, clothes have been used as a tool to not just imprison the body but imprison the identity. Dress the Criminal examines bodies and behavioral structures in the correctional system through clothes, questioning the role of rehabilitation, visibility and power. Interviewing (Belgium and Israel) inmates, staff, and family members, we map the materials, cuts, and choreography in prison, collected reflections about how fashion affects the notion of doing time, and the way of getting dressed, whether of superstition, limitations or the way one wants to present themselves. We assembled stories and rules into biography and document them in a series of installations and performances. Outfits crafted by a system of restrictions next to rights, the project interrogates the legal act of design, writing a civil law act redesigning the outfit for the penitentiary.


Idea by

Yaen Levi , Tamar Levit
Muslin Brothers
Brussels
Belgium
Muslin Brothers (Tamar Levit & Yaen Levi) critically and playfully investigate narratives of an individual's emotional and psychological needs while speculating on social and political systems through the dressed body in space. Established in 2011 in Tel Aviv as a cross-discipline fashion studio, the duo's work was shown in Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Israeli museum, Kanal centre Pompidou in Brussels, and were chosen for residency in Artez design academy and London center for fashion enterprise.