Stories under the Skirt


A multimedia approach, the employment of various materials and comic-strip art are common to three young authoresses who will exhibit their works in two galleries at AKC Metelkova mesto. The joint exhibition venue will be dedicated to visual images presented on various backgrounds (wood, cardboard, plastic, fabric, gum, etc.).

The entrance to the gallery venue leads under the installation Stories under the Skirt by the Korean-French authoress Juhyun Choi. ‘’I made a tunnel of wide-open female legs from nylons and balloons, filled with water and air. Nylons evoke a particular part of female body and symbolise fetishised lust. I drew genitals and toes on them. A smooth round balloon is a very sensual form. Its material is reminiscent of condoms or skin while the knot is like the nipple. From the exterior, we see a tunnel of weird, semi-human forms that look similar to buttocks or breasts. The balloons are brought together in some sort of deformed legs; there are plenty of them and they are interwoven. The spectator can enjoy this witty and playful view of ‘falsified’ femininity from the exterior. Inside the tunnel, however, the floor is embedded with the testimonies of women from various periods who had had abortions. The tunnel gets evermore narrow, and towards its end the spectator has to walk on all fours. This is important because the installation is a narrative of humiliation and through crawling one gets a closer view of the testimonials on the floor.’’ Igor Prassel

Organisation: City of Women
In collaboration with: Galerija Alkatraz, Galerija Kunilingus,
AKC Metelkova mesto
With support of: Institute Charles Nodier

Date and time of event: 
Oct 08th 21:00
Place of event: 
Galerija Alkatraz, AKC Metelkova mesto