Explicit content to be expected:
‘Invasion’ is an interpretation of a woman being violated, the nail which protrudes the groin area represent the muscles fighting against the undesired penetration of her body. The work is the first in a series of 4 animated sculptures entitled SV: Sex by Violence. The works are a graphic depiction of the act of a woman being raped, each form representing a different stage in the process from the initial act to the recovery. All forms replicate a woman’s lower body and legs, each is made from polythene and shredded paper combined with found object.
Invasion depicts a woman falling victim to a frenzied sex attacker. The nails protruding the groin area reflect her muscles trying to reject the penetration, a direct fight against the intrusion. The rust and the ageing of the hardware demonstrate the brutality of the violation.
The pubic hair is indicated by a combination of wire wool and the domestic scourer wire surface cleaner. Degraded and rusted they portray further rejection of the penetration. The harshness of the materials indicates the brutality of the onslaught, the penis been fighting its way through the harsh textures which are trying to defeat it’s route.
Papers with darkened tones around black stuff the bulk of the body, they are rough in texture, granite-like and inhuman. They show the ligaments of the female in a darkened, unnatural state. The blood which runs through the form can no longer function normally.
The feet are encapsulated by stones, showing they are unable to move, weighed into place as the sex act occurs, unable to escape or take the body away from the offender. The use of natural beach waste implies some of sea-side or perhaps quarry location. The sand included is coarse and looks to stain the interior of the body.
Slate surrounds the groin area show how it is weighed down, the female cannot struggle free or flee the predator. They are dark in tone, as they rub together grit arises, darkening the form further as it is penetrated.
The groin projects upwards as the limbs lie flat and void of movement. Invasion is a true reflection of the horrors of Rape, to be exhibited with the SV: Sex by Violence series:
Exhibition for one week only, not to be missed:
Tuesday 04.07.17- Saturday 08.07.17
zuhause exhibition space
1st Floor, Gostins Shopping Arcade, 31 Hanover St, Liverpool City Centre
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