Marlene Denningmann

Dresscode Uniform

2019 | Film
About the project

The installation combines two video loops and a publication. The first loop shows us mountain views from different spots of the city of Cape Town. It is the distance between the holiday beach and township that school uniforms are supposed to bridge in post-apartheid South Africa.

The second loop introduces two girls getting dressed in their uniforms, casually breaking every possible dress code - most notably with their hair in bright pink and green. The camera switches from making-of moments to scenes reminiscent of music videos.

The publication adds a text layer over the images which merges quotes from different sources: tourism ads, interviews with high school kids, news reports, user comments and fragments of a pop songs. Footnotes provide even more context to decipher the complexity of simultaneous realities the globalized world exposes us to.

2 channel video | 8′ | HD | Stereo | Color

Publication| 16 pages | 22,8x30cm | 4/4 color | Publisher: Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt

Link zum Interview: coeuretart.com/language/de/hydra-das-goldrausch-kunstlerinnenprojekt-2019

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  • Marlene Denningmann (c) M D
    Marlene Denningmann works with performative, documentary and fictional elements of the medium film. She graduated from Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg and is based in Berlin today. She has been awarded with art grants from i.a. the German...