A swedish self-elected Miss that discusses equality, gender, power and the image of the “liberated" swedish woman in Sweden and abroad. The project is a discussions on this subject taken place with both women and men in Albania.
Tina Finnas, Monica Melin, Joanna Rytel
An installation of sound - images, video and objects
Miss Wet is a swedish self-elected Miss that discusses equality, gender, power and the image of the “liberated" swedish woman in Sweden and abroad. The project is a collaboration between three artists and not only based on personal experiences but also on discussions on this subject taken place with both women and men in Albania.
The idea of the project started during our stay in october 2005, when there was a Miss competition in Tirana. All over the world an uncountable number of women compare their bodies with other women and some are still dreaming of winning a Miss title, and the most desirable is of course the one of Miss Universe. This competition, supported by both men and women, does not only exist in the organized form but also in everyday life. Through media, attitudes and laws, women are intrusively told how to compete and how to behave properly to please the expectations according to the current values of the society.
Our ambition is to create a debate and discussion concerning these issues, that common and different opinions and experiences will meet and also that prejudices will be revealed. Hopefully the project will also give new experiences and inputs both to us and the viewer despite of sex and heredity.
With the support of the European Cultural Foundation - Iaspis and the Institute of Tirana Biennale.
Opening: . 14 April 2006 h. 19
Rr. Besim Imami, Pall.56, ap.9 - Tirana