The project Sistaaz of the Castle is a collaboration of Jan Hoek (1984) and Duran Lantink (1987) with SistaazHood, an organisation for trans sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa. The Sistaaz are fierce activists - proud to be trans, proud of their work and even prouder of their great sense of style. Together they created a series of photographs and a fashion collection based on the girls’ appearance and their ability to turn whatever they find into the most exuberant outfits. So far, this has resulted in an activist fashion show presented during Amsterdam Fashion Week, a photo exhibition at Foam, and a publication.
For the exhibition Extravaganza Jan chose six photographs from the series and made special frames for them together with Simon Marsiglia, which he decorated with things that are characteristic of the Sista being portrayed. With the proceeds of the exhibition they want to realise a long cherished dream: a fashion show in Cape Town.