Cycle is a group exhibition on menstruation in the Kule Knut e.V. curated by Robin Gommel
to the pandemic situation, the exhibition is postponed. The expected date for the opening is 13 February 2021.
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- Access to the house, to the courtyard and especially to the Knut itself only with MNS. No exceptions.
- Restriction of the number of people in the basement to a maximum of 10.
- If possible, the distance must be kept.
- We provide disinfectants.
- We ventilate regularly.
- Like gastro, we will collect your data (analog only) and destroy it again after four weeks. The registration slips are stored in the safe and the data is used exclusively for infection chain tracking.
- General entry and participation ban for persons who
- Do not wear a mouth-nose-smudu
- contact with a person infected with corona in the last 14 days.
- have cold symptoms
- Trust in your sense of responsibility
Anna exhibits a series of photographs entitled "One – Nine". She writes about the series:
The focus of the work is on holding my monthly bleeding. The strong and different colors that the blood has, and which are far too bad to simply rinse down, should be captured with the photos. In the course of the photographing, forms, contrasts and the structure also moved into focus. Capturing my menstruation in pictures and sharing these images with others has led to my sense of shame, in relation to myself, as well as in exchange with others and having fun taking pictures.
Emilia describes herself as a leisure artist and deals with the environment and socially relevant topics.
Emilia's work process is difficult to classify. It bleached all or part of old slides and then coated them with fresh menstrual blood. She then scans the slides. In the series Rhythm Phases, she pursues an almost scientific experimental structure:
The vast majority of people know that the female sex bleeds about every four weeks, but the individual phases of menstruation are almost only known to the people who experience it themselves. The series "Rhythm Phases" is visually shown by repeated recordings at intervals, showing how the blood changes over the duration of the menstruation.
In her everyday life and work, Rabiatin deals with social criticism and utopia: drawing, painting, finding words.
Place the pen where it itches and tingles, paint Kringel where i
t hurts. Trace cracks, write texts, ask questions. Captur
e moments, map inner realities and microscopy external circumstances.
Sometimes art comes out of it. It shows a series of paintings:
'bloody days' is about experience with menstruation. It's abou
t days that begin in the morning with a pull in the abdomen, se
emingly unfathomable mood lows, dark blue melancholy and pain
that bends around heat bottles. It's about self-care, the fear o
f bleeding for the first time and the fact that the issue isn't
a women's thing, but also men*. It's also about looking and
de-tabuizing. It's about the realisation that menstrual blood in
the shower draws really nice patterns and menstrual cups are really
the hammer. The question remains as to why blood in advertising looks lik
e a blue glass cleaner. And why is menstrual blood on so
fas so terribly much worse than red wine stains?