irene kar, perimeter
irene kar, perimeter

irene kar



The perimeter of a (mathematical) figure is its extent, describing an arena for activity. This was the town of Waidhofen, which is understood as a spatial-social system of relationships and, physically measured as urban space, links the conceptual and the imaginary. In individual places the six projects intervened in what happened in the town that was in many ways the starting point and the theme being addressed. For the concrete site-specifity addressed a process of history and participation, because our spaces were often empty but one's memory is full and alive. To this extent, the individual projects reintroduced space for activity whether as a model, idealistically or in real terms.

In contrast to the beautified image of fashion and advertising, Irene Kar pursued the real fashion worn by men in Waidhofen by documenting details of men's clothing or also particular styles in a series of photographs. A selection of these were mounted onto photographic foil in the upper windows of a men's fashion store, which she contrasted as a different story with the lower display.