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A book / ruff collar, hybrid. The form of this outdated garment, so prominent in the

fashion of the arising bourgeoisie of early modernity, marks a striking division between head and body.

The ruff at hand consists of some twenty meters of finely ruffled silk fabric.

The images hiding in the folds are observations of dead-ends of instrumental reason, whose ascent we associate precisely with the early modern period.


printed silk, thread. 30 x 30 x 10 cm; 2018

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