Those In Darkness Drop From Sight

Year
2011–2013
City
Vienna, Austria
Measures
9 knitted pieces 65 x 65 cm each

Comandanta Ramona, Chiapas
Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova, Chechnya
Anonyma, Liberia
Comandante Maria, Colombia
Anonima, Myanmar
Leila Khaled, Palestine
Maria Ginesta Coloma, Spain
Phoolan Devi, India
Sarah Ginaite, Lithuania
Simone Segouin, France
 

A portrait series of women in armed conflicts where women are not only victims but actively present.
Mostly it is shown how women protest quietly and men let the fists do the talking..., is this reality? Also women behave militant in conflicts, however, a woman patiently persisting on her right better fits in the media world.
By the technology of Shadowknitting originate portraits - from the front only black-and-white stripes are seen, hiding B&W images - found on the internet - which are only viewable from the side.
The women can be seen only from an adequate viewing angle, so that they are - like from ghost hand - sometimes visible and mostly disappeared.

Printversion of Those In Darkness Drop From Sight at Tanja Boukal online.
More Information at www.boukal.at For any questions, please write to tanja@boukal.at