Teeth (2019) Video-performance, sound. Duration: 3:53
This work incorporates elements of performance, video and sound to explore mythologies and cultural attitudes to wom*n’s emotional and sexual expression. It is is a product of the artist’s personal confrontation with a cross-cultural folk-tale about a woman with a toothed vagina. Encountering this story as contemporary listeners, we battle with the historically entangled tropes of woman as victim and as villain; of wom*n’s bodies as both alluring and grotesque. This piece began as an attempt to reclaim the toothed vagina as a feminist symbol, but became a personal confrontation with the story’s intrinsically sexist moral; an encounter with the historically-rooted misogyny on which our social order has been built.