Hairless Tongue

Specifications:

Site specific sculpture, concrete, metal, books, ca 250 x 120 x 90 cm

 

Year: 2015

 

Exhibited:

Mature and Angry @ Old Bath

Plovidv Art Week, Bulgaria

 

 

The platform-like, tongue-shaped object is made out of concrete and metal to relate to the architecture of the space, and to the visitors bodies that inhabit it.

 

On one hand it references to the body and it's ability to shape voice, on the other it serves as a 'stage' for multiplicity of actions that one can perform, and by this, gain voice.

 

The tongue's piercing, symbolizing the ‘fashionable’ body-changing-act often done by teenagers, as well as ancient ritualistic body marking in some cultures, becomes a powerful tool that, in it’s shiny surface captures and reflects the space, serving as a tool of possible empowerment.

 

The books that are part of the ‘piercing’ are: The Philosophy of Rebellion, Gemeinschaften (Communities), Culture and Imperialism, Brave New World, The Art of War, Texts for Nothing.

 

Mothers Hair (Disguising Into Oneself in The Time of The

Communist Regime), C print, photograph, 2015

© Luiza Margan 2019