21,0 cm x 29,7 cm

Dancing Tampon

In photography I play with gender roles, with masculinity and womanliness to show the construction of both. By using menstrual blood in my informal and monochrome work, I draw attention to the negative taboo and publicy show something that is usually kept secret. Because of menstruation women are discriminated in this patriarchal society. Menstruation is a stigmatic condition (Ingrid Johnston-Robledo | Joan C. Chrisler).

About the artist

Petra Paul

Vienna, Austria

Photography | Objects | Menstrual Art | Movie | Installation | Performance From the 1990s I deal with the categories of masculinity and femininity in various series of photographic self-portraits.
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