Photos by: Kunstmix & Henriette Hellstern.
International group exhibition at Kunstmix, curated by: Nana Rosenørn Holland Bastrup
& Matvey Slavin
Emily Maria Gernild
Morten Plesner Leck
Nana Rosenørn Holland Bastrup
About melancholia for remix # 4
A person on a blue background appears on the image surface with powerful colors and a haptic dimension. It is a portrait of a woman who was in treatment for what was thought to be melancholy in 1892. These patients underwent experimental treatments including unnecessary operations. For example, you removed ovaries and clitoris if a husband thought his wife was “over sexualized” (he had just seen her masturbate). At this time, many women were also categorized as hysterical or yes melancholy, especially the hysterical term persecutes us women still today, even though it is immensely incorrect and sexist. This painting is in continuation of my anatomical studies. Where there have been bodies in the past, this is a person who looks at the viewer as a kind of "help me they were mad in 1892" look. "