Amazones: National Omi

Glass, needles, lambda prints, Portuguese flag Variable Dimensions

All My Independent Women, Martins Sarmento Museum, Guimarães 2005

The rhetoric of this installation digs-in the idea of late-fascist period in Portugal (70’s) and how schools had an influential part in the creation of the gender split and female role in society. Photos of elementary schoolgirls vowing the national flag are juxtaposed with passport photos of female factory workers. A thin thread extends out of each photo wrapping around a urine collector for male patients, itself cloaked in a ran-out Portuguese flag.