Rebecca Belmore

Fringe

2008
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This image, like other works by Belmore, oscillates between beauty and repulsion. The wound prevents a pleasurable gaze upon the nude woman’s body, yet the suggestiveness of her pose and the absence of a return gaze make it hard to look away. The red drips suspended from the stitches of the gash are not blood but strings of glistening beads. The wound is a symbol of both tenacity and the inexcusable violence that many Indigenous women endure.
Title
Fringe
Date
2008
Medium
Photograph
Materials
ink jet print transparency in fluorescent lightbox
Dimensions
81.5 x 244.8 x 16.7 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2011
Accession number
43408

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