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Acrylic paint on wood, 260 x 360 cm
Potsdam, Germany, 1995



The image of blood in a woman’s underwear on a billboard depicts a natural phenomena, which is everyday reality for half the human population.
It plays against the taboo and provokes a reflection about our attitude and unconscious feelings towards menstruation.
Menstruation of women is associated with feelings of embarrassment, shame and impurity. It’s a subject which is far away from being talked about, or even named in public (and often privately).
Throughout human culture and history, menstruation was seen and treated very differently, from a more natural way where women just let the blood flow, to rituals and traditions which explicitly banned menstruating women from certain activities and social life.



Destruction after installation

Destruction after restauration