The portraits of women made out of animal skin and body parts were intended to provide springboards for stories, reminiscences or meditations on the lives of women. I asked a number of writers I admire to select the image of one of my women and create a life for her. As the work addresses issues of violence, death and gender identity, the writing reflects similar concerns as they are specific to women, not necessarily from an obviously politically fraught or polemical perspective, but more typically resorting to fantasy, satire, irony and other subversive modes of presentation to disrupt the hegemony of the everyday and release the power of its horror.
Artist: Heide Hatry
Production year: 2009
Catalogued as: INSTALLATION, ANIMATION, CONCEPTUAL/CEREBRAL, SOCIAL/POLITICAL, GENDER/SEXUALITY, EXPANDED SCULPTURE