The video work Square tries to define difference by means of the everyday practice of washing clothes. Difference as a social and cultural construction is anchored in our everyday activities. Here, its construction in domestic work is questioned and instructions for the use of household devices are subjected to a feminist reading. The colors of the laundry, their sorting and their relationship to public spaces as part of a social structure that must slowly dry out between the linen.
(...) laundries. socks. kitchen. cloths. pants. panties. t-shirts and tights. all should be washed individually. all separate from each other. should not be mixed together. if the panties and kitchen clothes are mixed by mistake, especially the panties must be ashed again. thus, in no case should be mixed. the kitchen clothes always, in all cases should stay alone. if possible. but the panties and socks must also kept separately. one covering the sexual organ, and one worn to foot can not be washed together. on the other hand, undershirts for example, can surely be washed together with panties. t-shirts also. but do not miss. if they are white. because white cloths are washed at 90 degrees. whenever i wash black or dark colored or „normal“ clothes together with white clothes unwittingly, and when those clothes are also mixed with panties and the machine was not set to 90 degrees, i tend to wash the panties again. actually, i do not need a machine with a capacity of 4-7 kilos. three or four machines with one kilo capacity each, is enough for me. panties in one machine, socks and pants in one, kitchen cloths in one. pyjamas and panties together. meanwhile bras can be washed together with them. (...)
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