the fundoshi experience
curated by anna bernagozzi
this oversized multiple fundoshi connects a group of nine people.
it is made to emphasize the collective experiences when a group is acting.
the artwork and performance was conceived by oliver vogt and hermann weizenegger
for en exhibition at the biennal in kortrijk.
”Fundoshi (褌, ふんどし) is the traditional Japanese undergarment for adult males, made from a length of cotton. Before World War II, the fundoshi was the main form of underwear for Japanese adult males. However it fell out of use quickly after the war with the introduction of new underwear to the Japanese market, such as briefs and boxer briefs. Nowadays, the fundoshi is mainly used not as underwear but as festival (matsuri) clothing at Hadaka Matsuri (裸祭り "Naked Festival") or, sometimes, as swimwear." Source: Wikipedia