is an individual project that I was working on during the field trip in Bratislava. 𝒦𝒶𝓉𝓀𝒶 is part of a collective exhibition in Galéria Médium (in Bratislava) till 14 of April.
How going through the hangers in thrift shops, can bring a new persona?
I am forming a second Slovakian identity through second-hand stores. I positioned myself as a fashion buyer, and through this I created Katka. Katka is a strong, independent woman, my second identity — that loves green long nails, short skirts, high heels, drinking flavored beer and sometimes is a lover. She expresses a new identity through her clothes, as well as referencing daily occurrences. Creating a raw, dreamlike and experimental series of self-portraits, I bend the ordinary. I am delving into a strange limbo between reverie and realism to open others’ eyes to the timeless modernity of a thrift world.
[I recently discovered my self as a medium for creating different stories, balancing between the dream and reality, as well as discovering myself. Making self-portraits are part of the process of looking for myself, and what is deeply hidden inside. Katka is not my alter ego, she is my second Slovakian identity. Why second-hand? Figuratively, ‚second’ identity, and as my personal choice — I think we should all buy in second-hand stores, give up on fast fashion. The titled "Katka", with her clothes, long green nails, personality, led to a real emotional, social and cultural landscape; a persona that literally came to life, which gave me a lot of courage, which I often miss in my real life.]
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