“Cocoons” are made of 108 bras with wires, like group of organic alien-like creatures try to escape from the room.... Read More
“Cocoons” are made of 108 bras with wires, like group of organic alien-like creatures try to escape from the room. It is inspired by the site - State silk museum in Tbilisi and girls I have encountered in some villages in India. The artwork represents transformation of puberty for girls, and fear for facing discrimination, violence and sexual assault.
In order to make silk, silk farmers need to throw cocoons into hot water to kill the moths inside. In order to transform, parts of girls inside the cocoons need to be killed by their masculine society. Escape to nowhere is their only way out. For those moths who survive from the massacre, the first thing they do after break through the cocoons, are to stay beside the cocoons and stare at them for awhile. Like us, like the audience, looking to the cocoons.
The number 108 is a sacred and significance number in India - a number of the wholeness of existence.