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The Body Artist

LONDON — DNA testing may solve a lot of human puzzles, but for Hussein Chalayan, it also raises a lot of questions.The cerebral designer and filmmaker will represent his native Turkey this year at the 51st Venice Biennial with a short...

This is Chalayan’s fourth film, and was commissioned especially for the Biennial. However, it’s a continuation of the themes he’s been exploring for years: anthropology, cultural prejudice, displacement, geography and human behavior.

Of course, it’s also about the fundamental interplay between clothes and the body. “This is definitely not a fashion project, but in the end, my films always keep me inspired about the fashion,” he says.
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