Cooper & Gorfer - Photographs London Monday, November 17, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Cooper & Gorfer, The Weather Diaries, Berlin: Gestalten, 2014, p. 43

  • Catalogue Essay

    Between 2012 and 2014, the artist duo Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer worked on The Weather Diaries, a commissioned project on interpreting fashion from Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Their exploration led them to the common theme of tradition versus modernity. In The Trinket Dress, the Greenlandic costume is sewn entirely of glass beads and is tremendously heavy. The isolated girl represents pride in national identity but at the same time is weighed down by the restrictions surrounding tradition. Cooper & Gorfer’s works have been shown widely in the US and Europe. The Weather Diaries is currently on view at The National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen.

    “In our work, instead of being true to what we see, we extend, supplement, deconstruct and layer our images, to portray something we cannot see – the insubstantial and intangible.”

    Cooper & Gorfer



The Trinket Dress from The Weather Diaries

Archival pigment print.
152 x 114 cm (59 7/8 x 44 7/8 in.)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 1/1 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the mount.
This work is number 1 from the sold-out edition of 1 and is unique in this size.

£7,000 - 9,000 

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London 18 November 2014