Category performance

archive of the crinoline: team work

There’s a good deal of doubt about whether this photograph, part of a group, was made to mock or celebrate the spirit of the crinoline, but either way, what is revealed is the sociality of its production.┬áNo-one said it was going to be easy to make a spectacle, but with a bit of patience, team […]

dubious nineteenth century sexual politics

archive of the crinoline: redeem the unredeemable!

There’s a sorry history of cultural appropriations of the crinoline, often for purposes other than high fashion, usually with the intent of debunking or perverting the gloire of the crinoline’s architecture. This awkward specimen, widely reproduced, sometimes goes by the title of ‘The Bachelor’s Dream’, an albumen print from around 1860, and not, as they […]

or make a cape

You Could Always Make a Cape?

 

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Institute of Electric Crinolines on Holiday: coo cow cowpers