Jan Pieter Kaptein

Department: Man and Leisure

The Second Self Laboratory

Welcome to ‘The Second Self Laboratory’ where you can try out different social roles. Embrace a new way of being by a change of costume. Do you want to be a judge, an executioner, a stranger, monster, outcast or Mr. Ordinary? They are all in the collection, based on archetypical characters from literature, mythology, theatre and cinema. The costumes function as universal symbols, revealing information about rights, duties, abilities and social status. Wearing them does not only influence your image, but also your self-perception and behaviour. Explore your character by changing your clothes.

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Lisa Klappe