ACE6 Body and codes05 juin 2016
We started the Body and Codes action from discussing possibilities of expressing our attitudes with the use of our clothes, accessories or make up. We talked about information which they carry, for example our beliefs, status, self-confidence or even tidiness. We discussed dress codes which are obligatory at workplace, school or during various events. Next students chose subcultures which were to their liking and, individually, they made presentations about them. They had to present ideology of the subculture, its origins, basic beliefs, attitudes as well as outfits, special festivals, leading bands or films which were typical for people identifying with the movement. The following subcultures were presented: punk, grunge, hippies, emo, hipsters, rastafari, hip hop and skinheads. In order to make themselves more expressive the students dressed up as the members of subcultures they presented. They all wore heavy make-up, found some accessories and stylized clothes. After presentations we discussed again similarities and differences between subcultures and chose movements we identified mostly with.