By: Lorin Sookool
First created for Sibikwa Arts Centre's Thunya Lerole, Bad. queries the notion of feminism in an image-obsessed, web-empowered generation.
Through the portrayal of the iconic sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe, BAD investigates hyper-visibility of the female body and how we become trapped between wanting to be seen while wanting to hide from public attention. The artist sees Monroe as a precursor to a generation of women whose, at often times, only obvious talent lies in self-promotion. While post feminism allows for the sort of package-focused, narcissistic and often sexualise online posts, the artist asks women to remember their position in the world and the consequences that come with focusing on these aspects of self.
Photography: Herman Verwey
|Wed 5th Apr||14:00-14:30||20 min||Longmarket St (behind Cape Town Library)|
|Fri 7th Apr||14:00-14:30||20 min||Longmarket St (behind Cape Town Library)|