Talk about menstruation, 2021
It is common for women to mumble or whisper pronouns to refer to menstruation, "aunt", "that", "old friend", etc., especially when men are around. There are countless alternative names for menstruation and it seems a very strange and awkward thing to mention it directly in a public setting.
In this sound installation project, I play a loop of collected audio footage of menstrual shame stories in a public space. The audience can control the different parameters of the audio by tweaking the slider bar on the console. The audio material, which is initially whispery and noisy, is gradually made clearer and louder.
The aim of the project is to try to eradicate the shame of menstruation that is so prevalent in patriarchal societies, and in particular to break the silence and avoidance of the topic of menstruation by women themselves.