Maraschino Cherries @ Vlasta Žanic. 2002

Publié le par Olivier Lussac

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-ŽANIC Vlasta, Maraschino Cherries, 2002.

Performance Zadar live, Zadar, 2002. Photo: Stipe Surać.

In her performance, Vlasta Žanic questions stereotypical female role of being wife and mother, the responsible within the family for providing emotional and physical nourishment. The cherry cake is, in this case, symbol of comfort and family protection, while the artist’s body becomes the object of the symbolic inscription of traces of wounding. Covering her body with dough and planting cherries inside it, the artist expresses the entire force of the weight that this role entails, as well as the weight of suppressing and sacrificing her own personality in a family community, which apparently exists by default.

 

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Zanic Vlasta Maraschino Cherries 2002

 

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