Angela Hoener

Region: West


City / State: Heber, UT

 I investigate the transitivity of identity, using fashion and painting to invert the concept of the figurative through the perspective of the participant. By using clothing, I dress the participant; the participant becomes a cross-dresser.

Fashion considers gender, ethnicity, class, politics, and economy, among others. Clothing—in addition to being necessary, a display of vanity and beauty—is about power. These objects are directly taken from the flux of commercial negotiation and are used in the context of social construct and self-appropriation.

The clothing used has a history, worn on human bodies. Sometimes found in surrounding neighborhoods or distant places, the clothing can represent a blended people and demographics. My own identity isn’t the focus; I try to listen.