Fugue

1998

48 photos in black&white of twelve women's hands;
12cm Ø glass Petri dishes, resine, red dye and plastic tubing.
Detail : photo of one woman's hands.

I asked ten women and a four year old girl to let me photograph their hands in a series of freely chosen changing gestures made more or less over their womb.The women who participated were either more than six months pregnant or had never had a child.

A little girl, whose hands are included in this piece, came to the studio with her mother who was seven months pregnant. She was the only one to adopt the gestures of a pregnant woman although, of course, she wasn't.

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