On 2.6.22, I’m giving a lecture on tomboys, pop girls of the early 20th century, at the “Mädchen*Fantasien”-conference at the University of Zürich.
In the radio show “ÜberPop” I talk with Birgit Reuther about gender, material culture, fashion and bodies in pop culture. The basis is my essay “Klangkörper Frau. Sound das unbekannte Wesen.”
We discuss the historical and contemporary significance of playing an instrument, creating sound and occupying space. The show is available as a podcast here.
In: Steinhoff, Heike (Ed.): Hipster Culture. Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives. Bloomsbury 2021.
The article elucidates how the performativity of talking and writing about hipsters creates the hipster as a narrative figure of both fashion and anti-fashion and their dialectical relationship. Providing an overview of historical and contemporary dress practices, this chapter illustrates syles including their connotations and gender constructions attributed to hipsters. It also discusses this phenomenon in its relation to pro-fascist body images of masculinity.
TU-Dortmund (Master Cultural Analysis and Cultural Mediation Project Seminar): Production of digital video clips with students for science-communication in social networks and in museums in cooperation with the LWL-Industriemuseum TextilWerk Bocholt.
As a small team, we are developing concepts for video series in which we present current research of the cultural anthropology of textiles and fashion studies to a broader audience. Our self-produced YouTube clips will be released in spring 2022, some will also be shown in exhibitions.
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In: Haller, Melanie; Helmers, Traute; Mallon, Stefanie (Ed.): Der Tod und das Ding. Textile Materialitäten im Kontext der Vergänglichkeit. Waxmann 2021.
This contribution explores the resonances and connections between body-dress-sound. The question is how narratives of death are expressed in pop culture, fashion, and sound performances through bodies, textiles, and sounds.