Johannes Zits: Transforming a Suit

Johannes Zits: Transforming a Suit Julio Pantoja

Transforming a Suit

This performance contemplates materiality while confronting a symbol of power, the business suit. Cutting up the garment while I am wearing it not only reveals the tailor’s skill, care and time but also drastically changes how my authority and status are perceived over the 4-day weaving period.


Toronto-based Johannes Zits works with and combines collage, photography, painting and performance to focus on the body. His work draws attention to conventional image-making processes as well as the ways images from mass media are disseminated and consumed. He has presented work across Canada as well as internationally.


Additional Info

  • Encuentro Location (São Paulo): USP - Departamento de Artes Cênicas, ECA
  • Date: January 12, 2013, January 13, 2013, January 14, 2013, January 15, 2013
  • Country: Canada

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