National Utopia

Installation at Momentum 12 “Together as to Gather”, Galleri F 15, Moss, curated by Tenthaus
10 June – 8 October 2023

National Utopia presents three sets of harnesses and jockstraps that are inspired by traditional patterns from Norwegian folk costumes. Just like many Norwegian folk garments nowadays, these items have also been made by local craftsmen in Estonia. The garments combine embroidery, leather art and metal work and act as a tribute to the craftsmanship that goes into making traditional attire.

Embroidery by Pilvi Tamoja, Kristhel Haak, Terje Meisterson and Mareli Rannap
Leather work by Rita Volkov
Metal work by Villu Mustkivi
Jockstraps constructed by Liina-Mai Püüa
Jockstraps tailored by Anneli Kruusberg
Harnesses constructed and tailored by Karl Joonas Alamaa

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Photos by Eivind Lauritzen and Ingeborg Øien Thorsland