Performer, writer and artist Bas van der Kruk hosted this week’s Sunday Scroll (19 April) on Facebook Live. This digital detour was an exploration of themes in The Hoodie exhibition that speak to him as a creative. His scroll was focused on the hoodie and movement.
Bas is a performer, writer, artist and creative adviser. He graduated from dance academy in London, and has a master’s degree in applied ethics.
“I like to mix different forms of artistic expression to make people look at the world in a slightly different way.”
Most of us own one. The hoodie is everywhere: from the street to the sidelines of every sports field, and from the catwalk to the office and the studio. For some of us, the hoodie is just a casual, comfortable thing to wear, but for others it comes with all kinds of unavoidable social and cultural baggage. You might even say that it’s the last political garment in Western fashion. In The Hoodie exhibition, the hoodie is central - as storyteller and bearer of a wide range of different meanings.