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Cradle
母本

Bra underwires, channeling fabric trim
內衣鋼線、布料邊
200 cm × 200 cm × 180 cm

Underwire, made from stainless steel, is commonly encompassed in the channelling fabric of bras and other female undergarments.

I first uncovered the underwires of my bra in 2015 and was stunned by its tenacious materiality. Wired bras give protection and a sense of sovereignty over my body — an insecure security. I only wore wired bras. I was wired to my bodily self and my oppressed sexuality. In 2016, I removed all the underwires from my bras and the physical and mental disabilities it has created within me, which is entrenched in our collective unconscious.

How are femininity and humanity engendered?
There are neither one or the other.
I’ve been collecting second-hand bras, underwires, and bra fragments.
The collected materials are woven into the cradle of life, the womb.

 

母本,事物的本源。母,字源女,配兩點,像徵女人成熟的兩乳。
鋼線被廣泛應用於女性內衣。2015,我首次看到自己胸圍鋼線的原貌。
基於安全感和對自身身體的主權加控,我只穿有鋼線的胸圍。
2016,我把所有胸圍鋼線拆除,意識到這配件成了限制身體和思想活動的拐杖。
它屬身外,卻潛伏身內。
何謂女性的本質,人的本源?
我向女性收集胸圍、胸圍鋼線和胸圍生產廢料,編織成生命初始的搖籃。