Unmentionables

2015
Found objects; second hand female undergarment, light
25 x 30 cm each

Unmentionables was a diptych of assemblages installed at Lantern Park, an exhibition part of LUX Helsinki 2015 Light Festival, in Topelia, Helsinki, Finland. Made out of once intimate, now anonymous second hand female under garment, the work was inspired by the site, an inner courtyard in the middle of the city, as well as the situation of the exhibition taking place at the darkest time of the year. The title of the work refers to the infancy of female under garment, when these pieces of clothing were considered as something shameful, to be don before morning light and to disrobe after darkness.