Bra underwires, channeling fabric trim
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.