[ Comments on the conditions of forming "woman" - 2 ]
Installation of video and color-catchers (10x3,5m)
- “ARTERIES Project”, contemporary art exhibition program, organized by Arteries Foundation, 23/5/2013 – 6/6/2013, Limassol, Cyprus.
- Thesis, Athens School of Fine Arts, 22/6/2011 – 24/6/2011, Athens, Greece.
The process of washing clothes is a daily procedure for an average individual, most likely a woman, in the Western world. The introduction of the washing machine, as a result of the technological evolution, was considered as a factor of emancipation for women at the time. However, the role of women in Eastern Europe nowadays has not changed as much in relation to this activity as they are still typically expected to carry it out. The objective of the project is to draw a link between the past and the present of the female gender identity and examine the role women as domestic workers.
The installation was designed with "colour-catchers", a product recently introduced in the market, which provides the ability to prevent the colours from running off while washing. As a result, the washing procedure allows the colour-catcher to obtain a specific dye. In every case, the result is both unpredictable and unique. After multiple washes and years of collection, a huge colourful canvas was created by these colour-catchers. The frame was installed on a window in order to have the light filtered through the patchwork of the colour-catchers. Furthermore, a video was projected on the canvas, presenting an old woman washing clothes in a traditional washtub.