Factory of Found Clothes, Triumph of Fragility (Part Two of Trilogy), 2002
Factory of Found Clothes
Natalia Pershina / Olga Egorova

Triumph of Fragility (Part Two of Trilogy)

In 1995, Gluklya (Natalia Pershina, *1969, Russia) and Tsaplya (Olga Egorova, *1968, Russia) founded the artist duo Factory of Found Clothes in St. Petersburg. The team of artists is known for its performances and fashion happenings. They use their works as a means to artistically transform social problems. “Art is on the side of the weak,” says their manifesto, and “artists are not mentors but friends.” Both staged their final perfomance 2013 at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Gluklya is now working as a solo artist und Tsaplya works with the artists' group Chto delat? (What’s to be done?).

artists' websites: gluklya.com; chtodelat.org

In this public performance, a troop of cadets marches in sync while holding white dresses in front of them. This scene is an absurd reversal of the military drill.

Courtesy Factory of Found Clothes

Document media
Video, colour, sound, 5:02 min

Issue date

de/construct identities, fashion/glamour, masculinity