The Girls - Diamonds and Toads

Live installation
2011 / 120'

A tableau vivant that sits somewhere between self-portraiture and performance and invokes the ill-fated heroines of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson whilst alluding to contemporary concerns of voyeurism and female objectification.

“The Girls do not speak or move. It is as though they have been trapped here for decades in these bodies, Havisham-esque, bed ridden and beginning slightly to smell… It’s a parody of feminine beauty and a metaphor for the dangers of the double edged sword of passive objectification.” Beverley Knowles, FAD, 2013.

Part of Just Like a Woman programme.

Diamonds and Toads