This work focuses on the stigma surrounding the taboo of menstruation and the exploration of the female grotesque body. It combines the shame of women by the male dominated advertisement industry focused on female sanitary products and the shame women have come to feel about themselves and their own reproductive bodies. The use of blue liquid in sanitary advertisements is used here satirically, combining it with tampons and sanitary towels transforms the items into patriarchal icons of female oppression. This masculine shaming of the female body is then combined with different materials used to hide the products, focusing on the concealment of this bodily function by the user, portraying the impact this stigma has had on the female gender.
Natalie Bacon • Simon Baker • Lucy Fisher • Jay Harrison • Lanyue Li • Laura Mason • Zoe Monckton • Hannah Munby • Charlotte Oldman • Melissa Reynolds-James • Eleanor Rickard • Eyder Rosso • Amber Smith • Molly Warren • Lily Wedge • Remi Lewis Young •