Francesca DI BONITO
A woman dressed in white, made up with lipstick, adorns herself with kitchen gloves. Photographed during a performance – hence the choice of the photographic blur – an erotised bride takes shape and meaning around the green of her hands and the veil that clothes her like an extravagant ghost.
The body, both as plastically wrought and as a support for personal writing, is the place where we can read the experiences of our relationship with the world. As a surface for exchange and communication, it reveals how it will be suppressed, trivialised, recognised or loved.
A character in a dream world hovering between the clandestine and the exposed,THE GLOVED BRIDE questions us about the socialised bodies of women and the persistence of stereotypes that bear on them.
Photo triptych, 2009Performance
100 x 70 cm