Europortrait, from the series Europortrait, A/B/C/D/E, 1977-2006
Like a human slot machine, a woman expels coins from the Eurozone from her mouth. Her body and mouth muscles are stretched, her expression one of terror or incredulity. Forever frozen in a violent state of being, the work gives a bodily and material presence to the question of what it means to be “wealthy”. As part of a series showing the artist in various phases of vomiting, Europortrait brings to light the difficulties of digesting the processes and demands of capitalism. So if money fails to nourish us, what can? Her body could be perceived as an ultimate domestic sphere where struggles begin and end.
Organization: City of Women; In
collaboration with: Squat Exercise Collective, Revolting Women Social Workers,
Supported by: EU Culture, Spanish Embassy.