Sound to wear - Who am I when I do not see myself?

Textile Museum - Closed for the time being, Borås
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Due to the Swedish Public Health Agency's new directive, the Textile Museum will be closed until 2020-12-31.

An exhibition where senses other than sight are used to create and experience fashion. The focus is on sound creation and sound experience. The exhibition consists of a collection of experimental objects connected to the body, which stimulates hearing and creates an understanding that sound is also part of the experience of fashion. As a visitor, you are invited to try the objects and explore the sounds to experience fashion in a new way and think new about what fashion can be.

Sound to Wear is based on Vidmina Stasiulyte's doctoral dissertation at the University of Borås. Her research questions standards around garments and develops new methods for fashion design based on sound. Hearing impressions and sound thinking, in contrast to visual impressions and image thinking, fundamentally change how we perceive a clothed body. Since sound is created through action, it is the actual actionto dress in focus for Stasiulyte's research.

From seeing and being seen to listening and being heard. Watching or listening to a person wearing high heels are two completely different experiences. How does it sound when you get dressed and move? How do different textile materials sound?

If you close your eyes, you can hear people talking, breathing, walking…. Fashion is also reminded by e.g. the rattling of metal bracelets on the arm, the sound of the zipper when closing or opening a synthetic sports jacket, the rasping of static electricity when someone takes off a knitted sweater in the winter, or the clattering of high heels and the squeak of gym shoes. It is even possible to identify people on the sound from their specific walking style.

Vidmina Stasiulyte - Welcome to dive into the world of sound!

Vidamina Stasiulyte is a Lithuanian artist, researcher and fashion designer who explores alternative aesthetic expressions to developa new methodology for fashion design. In her research as a doctoral student at the School of Textiles at the University of Borås, she examines the clothed body as a changing form and expression, based on the sound-creating action. Prior to her doctoral studies, she has, among other things. worked with fashion collections, costume performances, interactive sculptures and installations, and investigated design methods based on acoustics in art social inclusion projects such as. Anti-ideal and Beyond Seeing.

The exhibition will be shown at the Textile Museum 24 September 2020 - 10 January 2021.

Contact information

Textilmuseet, Borås
Skaraborgsvägen 3A
Phone: +46-33358950


Opening hours

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OPENING HOURS: Tuesday 12-17 Wednesday 12-17 Thursday 12-19 Friday 12-17 Saturday 12-16 Sunday 12-16

Price information

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Adult and pensioner: SEK 50
Annual card: SEK 150
Customer at Sparbanken Sjuhärad: SEK 50. Valid for payment with one of the bank's cards.
Children and young people up to 25 years and students: free admission
The entrance and the annual card are valid for the entire museum and all our exhibitions.

Public transportation


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The following photographers are represented in the exhibition:

Carl Bengtsson - Kerstin Bernhard - Sten Didrik Bellander - Mattias Edwall - Sandra Freij - Hans Hammarskiöld - Rune Hassner - Julia Hetta - Erik Holmén - Ewa-Mari Johansson - Claës Lewenhaupt - Arne Nilsson - Georg Oddner - Ralf Turander

The exhibition is produced by Landskrona Museum / Landskrona Foto