Gendered Postures

Mixed media: plaster, photography 13x12x11cm; 16x13x14cm; 21x13x18cm; 25x22x14cm; 27x16x12cm; 27x20x16cm, 2014 

Gendered Postures is based on observations of body language. The performative strength required to hold these positions while pouring plaster into balloons reflects how certain postures are forced upon both genders as social norms. As theorist Judith Butler says ‘One is not simply a body... one does one's body’.

Photos © Delfina Solari