Dress Poems


This collection of ‘Dress Poems’ by Ntiense Eno Amooquaye accompany her performance and display of artworks as part of the exhibition ‘1000 Patronen‘ at Texture Museum, Kortrijk, Belgium in 2017.

Amooquaye’s poem ‘The Model’ addresses the image of the fashion model. The line ‘Standing on the stage/ She is Juliet/ Reading her own script,’ is repeated on large scale screen printed linen wall hangings creating the backdrop for her performance.

‘Flax like an ocean’ was written especially for ‘1000 Patronen’ and is performed for the first time at Texture Museum. Themes explored in the poem arise from Amooquaye’s wide reading and visual research about the history of linen and lace production and the shared history of Europe, in particular the figure of Matilda of Flanders who became Queen of England in 1051.

Concertina booklet, 6 pages, all colour, 14.5 by 21.5 cms