Friday, 23 May 2008

Menstruation Awareness

This is my art installation out the back of Hôtel Harlot on the communal clothes line. It's, like, an exploration of the tendentious connections between female biology and domestic labour (e.g. doing the laundry).

Where is my Arts Council grant, I ask you.

9 comments:

eyrie said...

Enquiring minds need to know: what colour shoes do you wear with your red stockings?

(Trinny and Susannah haven't covered this yet).

TimT said...

Extraordinary! 'Clothesline with two red stockings' is undoubtedly the most groundbreaking art work since Marcel Duchamp's performance in the Dadaist genre, 'Clothesline with red stocking!' I eagerly look forward to the next installment in this genre, 'Clothesline with two red stockings, pink handkerchief, and bonus toupee.'

eyrie said...

Very much in this tradition. The hue and elongation of the right leg is particularly effective.
They love Duchamp in grant applications, I'm sure, and the Duchamp-Trinny and Susannah conjunction is entirely novel.

eyrie said...

Piero Manzoni would be a vital influence in developing the work further.

Dorian said...

Replicate this in Second Life and the Australia Council funding will be yours for the taking.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

I've got a few pairs of shoes on the go just now, Eyrie. My two-tone brogues (green, and lighter green), the $20 slip-on black chaps from Kmart, sneakers (blue), gumboots (floral, blue and mushroomy), and black birkenstocks. I'd go my red tights with any of these.

Alexis, Baron von Harlot said...

I'm not convinced that you've mustered sufficient reverence towards the Arts Council funding requirements, Dorian. Still ... Second Life, you say?

eyrie said...

I see you push the footwear boundaries too. I will be dramatically increasing my shoe collection shortly when K moves to the US. We have the same size feet, so I'm getting whatever she doesn't take. This may include red high heels with polka dots.

Maria said...

Careful, like Bill Henson you could have a whole lot of outraged people after you screeching about how art is not an excuse for displaying explicit sexually provocative filth and how any disgusting paedophile or rapistmight get his or her ideas from them stockings amnd get his knickers in a knot over them.

You're pushing dangerous boundaries, Baron!