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Untitled, 1994

 

This work had originated as a response to a sexist stocking advertisement which denigrated women as mere object’s of male desire. In my installation the viewer was invited to penetrate in between a mannequin’s legs adorned with the actual white ‘Golden Lady’ stockings, and to peep at the embroidered sentence “Most women have no character at all” by 18 c. British poet Alexander Pope, a sentence quoted in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. As the viewer realises the irony inherent in the sentence, he becomes at once the voyeur and the object of the other’s gaze.