The Under Cover project looks at the psychological perception of uniforms, its languages and its opportunities. For several days, I have been wearing different types of high visibility cloth purchased from the internet and I have been doing some experiments to see how far the apparel could lead me. With a touch of humor, these different attempts highlight the underestimated power of self-presentation.
A uniform is a set of standard clothing worn by members of professions such as police, builders and the emergency services. Each uniform tells a lot about the person�s background and its function in the context of use. The police uniform is symbol of authority, power, security and in some cases fear. Every single person working in public space has to wear a high visible outfit, from builders to police officers. It is forbidden to impersonate a policeman, however it is legal for anyone to wear high visibility clothes. The Under Cover jumper and collar have been designed for situations requiring authority, power, or simple expediency in everyday situations, including catching a bus at ones convenience.
This project is an investigation in the high visibility world, with its powers and limits.