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Crossings II is another series touching upon movement, reproduction and the crossings of liquids crystallizing into solid matter, here mainly ink, lead and glass.  


A cast of teeth is made out of lead, based on the austrian / german tradition of Bleigießen or Molybdomancy, predicting the future out of lead cast into water. Lead is a toxic material that has been used for plumbing, hence its chemical symbol (Pb) stands for Plumbum, Latin for plumbing. Here it has been used to make a copy of my open mouth, reflecting upon Anne Carsons’ research on the history of female voices and their signification in The Gender of Sound : “Putting a door on the female mouth has been an important project of patriarchal culture from antiquity to the present day. Its chief tactic is an ideological association of female sound with monstrosity, disorder and death”.  

A screenprint of a war photograph depicts a female sculpture that has been attacked, repeated again and again generating a new cartography of female bodies. A glassblown lap is resting on a plastic filer, an almost obsolete system of bureaucratic organizing and ordering, and two sandcasted copies of feet are situated in a black A4 paper holder, discussing the rights to movement : who is free to move and who isnt ?

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