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Peepshow – Engorged: Fucking (with) the Maternal

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Peepshow – Engorged: Fucking (with) the Maternal

Zahra Stardust

Engorged: Fucking (with) the Maternal

Installation

Red Rattler Theatre, December 2015

 

In this work, the viewer is invited to peer inside a peepshow containing photographs of the artist undergoing an intrauterine insemination (IUI) procedure. The process of looking into the peepshow box mirrors the process of looking through the speculum into a dark hole. The erotic experience of looking is contrasted and compared with the medicalised gaze. The viewer is an active participant as the syringe injects donor sperm into the artist’s cervix. Is the voyeur witnessing ‘sex’?

 

The event was curated by mother and sex writer Dr Holly Zwalf and the profits were donated to Grandmothers Against Removals, who fight to end on-going stolen generations of Aboriginal children in Australia.

Category:

Installations, Photography