give me a reason
2018, proofpaper, 200 x 150 cm, color, magnets on nails
The series give me a reason is looking at the social encryption of ˮmale“ and ˮfemale“ posture and gesture and their hybridization in the representation of the so called ˮstrong woman“. Body gestures follow a culturally coded performance, people follow rules and patterns of articulation. These rules find application in give me a reason, they are at the same time imitatio and contrafactum and are thus questioning themself. The visual staging of ˮfeminity“ and ˮmasculinity“ is not just a portrayal of social structures, but also shapes the general perception of genderidentity.