Creativity Instead Of Money – Swap Shop By Trial&Error Kulturlabor // nude

Creativity Instead Of Money – Swap Shop By Trial&Error Kulturlabor // nude


SWAP SHOP The swap shop is… No! A word. A word first of all. Hey, I want to speak. The swap shop is a place where objects flow from people to people and finally reach those who are the best match for them. Who are the best match for the object. What is a swap shop? We do that once a week. We open the door and invite the people who live here to come and bring stuff they don’t need any more. If you like something, you take it, and it all happens without money. And this shirt? I could put two holes here to pimp and personalise it, and one here, so you can show off this and your belly button. You can also change things and learn to sew, to recycle the clothes and use two garments to make one that you like. One sleeve is longer than the other, is that possible? For me, the swap shop is not just about clothes. It’s also about animals, about horses. They are welcome, too. What I want to say is, it’s not just about people. No, actually, it’s more about people than about clothes. And I think the swap shop, the sewing, is an excuse for us to get together. So we can, I put it like that, we can feel human again. So… I thought it was pretty, too, but… The swap shop is a place where we’re allowed to dress up, try out identities. Like in fairy tales. I want to get rid of this ugly blouse. I have to do this by tonight. But I don’t think it’ll work. If anyone wants this ugly blouse, please come around. Sometimes there are children in the swap shop and dogs. But no dog has sewn here so far. Children have, though. HERE They produce chaos, but that’s fine, we’re chaotic ourselves. Sometimes we’re children, too. And as we’re doing it once a week, we’re packing everything into boxes which we put into a corner. This corner is in my room, so we told people that they should only bring clothes or small things. It’s a good alternative. You don’t have to shop at H&M or something like that, and pay for clothes which weren’t produced in a fair way, which are bad and industrialised. Hi, just come in. Yes, do you know… Have you been here before? No. A few months ago, I lost my hat. Then I thought, I hope someone found it. It’s like, we can look at the world as a huge swap shop, too. Subtitles: Stephanie Geiges

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