This series of work is about violence and the experience of violence, impotence and subjection in very complex ways, including violence against others and sometimes against oneself. At the same time, the title beautiful inside speaks to the context in which it is important for me to see this work. The inner beauty and delicacy − which are not only there, but also powerful − are always ready to be seen and discovered.
The cloths I used here are from my welding workshop. They represent on one hand the dirtied and shameful especially in the context of sexual violence; on the other hand I have long appreciated their almost picturesque beauty.
The work for me was very spontaneous and unplanned, despite the heaviness of the subject, and very playful in implementation. As a feminist self-defense trainer, I was confronted with the issue of sexual violence for many years.