ArtEZ studium generale: Chet Bugter about his embodied research
Chet Bugter talks about his embodied research. How you can use your body as a research tool in fashion:
“It is no longer necessary to follow the meanings that the disembodied fashion system tries to force on us.”
‘Chet Bugter is an artistic and embodied researcher, writer and educator. He teaches at ArtEZ Critical Fashion Practices. Through (participatory) performance, workshops, written and visual essays, zines and film, he aims to circumvent the ways in which the gender binary is expressed in and through fashion, subsequently restoring the power of the living bodies within. He utters a cry of resistance against a fashion system that clings onto strict binary gender codes, and which denies the power and importance of the body at its centre. He proposes new perspectives on the fashion system, and sets out to making this system more embodied, diverse and inclusive.
This interview is part of our project The Body and Power(lessness), on how we physically experience autonomy, power(lessness), (in)justice, care and collectivity.’
– ArtEZ studium generale