Natural education.

KIVLAND, Sharon (2008). Natural education. [Show/Exhibition]

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<p>Solo exhibition curated by Petra Feriancova</p> <pThe project is educational, but naturally so, intended to induce the convulsive laughter of noisy merriment, the expression of pleasure, and numerous contradictions.</p> <p>In reflections on slavery, labour, revolution, and desire, Sharon Kivland exhibits fifteen embroidered linen robes (as worn by the wild girl of the woods of Champagne when she is domesticated perhaps? No, no, that is merely whimsical – they are the nightdresses of working girls, whatever their embroidered texts declare), and a selection of other works on her favourite subjects, including some small kidskins (a reminder of natural relations), a series of photographs of those French soaps called ‘Bonne Maman’ (so useful in the punitive insistence on good language), leather cartes de visite carrying descriptions of the transgressive body of that natural woman of the demi-monde, Nana, returned to her through a simple change in pronoun, and useful pencils and handkerchiefs.</p>

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
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Depositing User: Sharon Kivland
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2012 15:03
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2012 15:03

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