arabiia

Arabiia
Aside from exotic Daisy Duck with her dance of the seven veils, and the mute abiding second class citizen in a black burka, not many images spring to mind when thinking of an Arab woman.

2005
Fabric, servo motors,
electronic components,
conductive thread

Arabiia is a caricature of media stereotypes typically associated with arab women. The convertible outfit is equipped with two servo motors and a switch. It enables its wearer to voluntarily choose which of two extreme representations fits her mood and audience.