Bush is an ongoing project, dealing with body image and focusing on pubic hair.
It consists of photographs, video, installation and the use of ready-made, following a research and a survey about pubic hair. I wished to raise questions regarding territory, power relations and pubic hair, and subvert the social convention as seen through media and the surveys conclusions.
BLUMING VAGINA / Pub(l)ic hair, 2017, color print,
44 * 61.5 / 113.5 * 124 cm
A cover for Time Out Tel - Aviv magazine. Won first prize
for 2017 best cover at CoverJunkie.
This blooming vagina is a representation of a contemporary Eve. Its popular appeal derives from the tiny multi colored flowers budding out of public hair. Is their purpose to hide
and cover? or simply to decorate the vagina and the pubic
hair at their glory?
PINK, 2016, color print, 44 * 44 cm
A pink stain on arid dried up land.
The vivid bright color contrast the desert ground and nevertheless it inability to sprout, the stain remains.
TAMPOT, 2016, color print, 44 * 47 / 44 * 61.5 / 70 * 100 cm
The installation is a part of the BUSH project which aims
to challenge our conventions of pubic hair and menses.
The image of a vagina with a tampon string hanging out
is printed all over a glossy poster measuring 100 x 70cm.
It has the folding marks of a poster from a magazine,
which grant the hairy vagina a status of an idol one should admire rather than being ashamed of.
TWO STRIPES, 2016, ready-made, 24 * 24 cm
A ready-made, presenting two used waxing stripes with groin hair. They represent the submission to the masculine point of view and the social convention forcing us to trim our body hair. The pain that derived from such actions, and the difficulty to unchain ourselves from such the patterns are the main topic of the work. The contrast between the aesthetic and disgusting, raise questions regarding our attitude towards pubic hair. Why are we actually disgusted by pubic hair? and who said it shall be removed from our bodies?
VAGINA INSTALLATION, 2018
An installation, made originally as a part of the artistic design of an art performance by the chorographer Nadav Tzelner at Guiltier Dance, Stuttgart. The stage was filled with textile stripes, hanged from ceiling to floor, in different length and density.
The assemblage of the strips creates a cave-like space in which one can enter and disappear in between the soft fabric layers.
Light plays an imported element and provides the illusion of depth as well as transparency.
The reference for this allegorical cave is Plato's cave describing the social blindness, ignorance and power relations.
A monochrome pink palette was chosen for all the visual components, and included the stage design, the floor, the light and the costumes - all in pink shades. The choice of the color was made by the content and visuals defining Tzelner's dance piece "Bullshit".
AN ANONYMOUS SURVEY, 2016
Understanding the social norms and conventions concerning the way we treat our pubic hair was one of my first stepstoward my BUSH project.
Basically it is a sort of anonymous survey which aims to map a social perspective to body hair and especially pubic hair.
You are welcome the participate and take part in the survey: