I understand the desire to attach a warm and fuzzy connotation to a taboo part of the body, but the project still seems more of shock for shock's sake than anything else. I think it's harder to make successful art without resorting to overt shock/sexuality/grossness.
I agree with Kristin... I feel repulsed.
She is a brave girl, getting naked, stuffing her vagina with knitting wool and presenting it on the world wide net for all to see. Sadly I'm not sure that it hasn't all been done before; the late Hannah Wilke, Kiki Smith, Valie Export, Carolee Schneemann And Judy Chicago all either performed , photographed or sculptured art of very similar themes.
love the mini discourse that happened here. But i agree with you Di it does seem quite familiar and done before and if that is indeed the case what is the value beside shock. But I remember when I was quite a young artist and finding my footing as a woman, trying to understand feminism and take back my body from culture and personal trauma and I did some shocking stuff too. In my college students I often see this impulse and need in young women artists and support it as I see it as a stage they need to go to in order to find their own process. So thought I am not at all into this piece personally I see it as a stage and acting out that maybe is necessary for this women's future artist self. Who knows- just a ramble.
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