She Could Not Handle Herself

Wood cuts printed on thin paper and painted cloth, 3 prints at 60x500 cm each & cloth ca 300x400 cm, 2012
Photo: Michael Duffy

Three long woodcuts hangs from the ceiling, playing gently in the wind from the air-con. Next to them is a massive, cold drapery, firmly filling up an entire wall. The group is minimalistic and calm, but upon going closer and reading the text another meaning comes out.

The text that repeats itself throughout the woodcuts is extracted sentences from a romantic novel; Every sentence where the heroine is experiencing the sensation of lust in her body is taken out in chronological order and put together. The result is a never-ending sexual yearning without completion.


See Human Without Hands for more info about the up-side-down girl above.






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