Clothed Conflicts

Publication series Das Neue Alphabet (The New Alphabet), Volume 16
Editor: Daniel Neugebauer
Publisher: Spector Books, Leipzig
132 pages, German and English edition
color illustrations, paperback with folded dust cover
ISBN DE: 978–3–95905–592–5
ISBN EN: 978-3-95905-593–2
Price: 10 €

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Operating at the points where identity politics intersect with other forms of Machtpolitik, costume, fashion and uniform translate the symbolism of the physical into a new language. Do clothes offer its wearers protection in the climate war? Jasmijn Visser and S†ëfan Schäfer (Let Death Dance Again) embark on a super saga that often yields up dead or unfree bodies. Lantian Xie and Hala Ali analyze Gaddafi’s warfare waged through fashion and his references to cinema. Who captures submission on celluloid, who pays the price of admission to see people in a zoo and gloat away the prisoners’ humanity in this machinery of seeing? Viktor Neumann and Adina Pintilie set out to construct a cathedral of the body in which intimacy replaces the Church’s insignia of power.

With contributions by Hala Ali, Jasmijn Visser, Let Death Dance Again, Victor Neumann, Adina Pintilie and Lantian Xie

Table of contents:

Daniel Neugebauer

Wearing Mukhtar
Lantian Xie and Hala Ali

A Cathedral of the Body
Adina Pintilie and Viktor Neumann

A Global Climate Event: Climate into, inside, and out of war
Jasmijn Visser and S†ëfan Schäfer