She stands with her back towards you. You sit down on a chair and contemplate her.
She shakes a little bit. From discomfort? Impatience?
Or shrugs her shoulders at your presence?
What feelings does that awake in you? Do the feelings differentiate themselves depending on if you are a man or woman? Or child?
She is still standing with her back towards you. The mysterious one. The dark continent.
When you get up and walk away she turns toward you. You stop and she catches your gaze.
To tie a knot on yourself and then turn around.
Rejections, accusations and guilt.
Glances that are felt in the back of the neck.
There are many conceptions of how one as a ”woman” should describe oneself. Breaking these rules launches a set of reactions.
The feminine body is charged, it quickly becomes political. Before the opening of the Olympics in China, women are trained to smile in the right way by holding a chopstick between their teeth. Try to squeeze a chopstick in the mouth of Women That Turn and you will see how it goes.
2004-06 | Responsive video installation in 10 suites | C-prints of video stills (triptychs) (3x) 57.6 x 32.4 cm in numbered editions |