Alicia Framis

Anti_Dog Series

Date: 2003

Technique: C-Print

Dimensions: 54 x 82 cm c/u (triptych)

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma

Reg. no.: 700

Not on display

The brand called Anti_dog was created by Alicia Framis as a result of an experience the artist had whilst living in Berlin in 2002. The project began when the artist became aware of violent racist and gender-based attacks that were taking place in the Marzham district, where a dark-skinned woman could not walk down the street alone without being assaulted by skinheads with large dogs who controlled the streets. After investigating, she and her team discovered the existence of a revolutionary fabric in the world of personal protection called Twaron, which is fireproof, five times more resistant and lighter than steel, and used for defending against firearm and knife attacks. Combined with its physical properties, in itself the fabric offered Alicia Framis suggestive possibilities for manufacturing garments thanks to its intense shiny gold colour.

In the performance discipline, Alicia Framis found a way of making an intense, direct reflection on the situation of the woman as a being, by denouncing the violence that affects women in specific contexts, obviating any kind of universal demand. The photographic triptych, which documents diverse representations of the performance, presents a group of 10 women wearing clothes designed or inspired by garments by well-known designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Dior, Hussein Chalayan, Jesús del Pozo and David Delfín, turning them into sculptures with a certain sense of unity. She sees fashion as a way for women to show their personality, becoming an excellent tool for revealing their desire to be treated as human beings. Together with El Corte Inglés, Es Baluard organised a new production of the performance in Palma, in 2012.


Artist biography