For centuries, the representation of a woman or a (nursing) mother served as an allegory for the origin of all living creatures, their material cause. Modern society is primarily focused on finding new energy sources, and the idea of “female” as an energy source is still deeply ingrained in the new information environment. Female attribution is performed at the level of a “nursing battery,” carrying solely functional qualities.
In this performative sculpture, a woman’s body is depicted as being enclosed in a “metal net.” In the age of digital freedom, freedom from gender-based (and other types of) classification is just as false as it is at the level of interpersonal relationships. The idea behind this work is to reconsider the experiences of relationships between a person’s subjective self-perception and bodily form as well as relationships between a person and his or her gender identity. The primary issue with the artist’s work is the opposition between the material and the transcendent. One can only arrive at a transcendent awareness of oneself as an absolutely free entity through an inner examination of one’s essence, not through any external transformations.
860 х 445 х 950 mm
Steel. Welding. Lacquering.