‘(In)visible Blood’ is a series of constructed images depicting varying menstrual taboos. With the global humanitarian crisis that is period poverty, ‘(In)visible Blood’ delves into the issue, exposing the period taboos that intensify the stigma that is strongly attached to menstruation. With an underlying sense of humour, the images have a reverse psychology essence to them, prevailing their lasting impact. Humour offers an alternative way of expressing injustices, arrogance or pretentions that can’t be socially expressed otherwise. Along with opening up discussions, the aim of this project is to expose the absurdity of these taboos, raising questions like: why do they exist? And why is such a timeless biological regularity so heavily stigmatised?
Lauren Barbour • Anna Batey • Grace Brandon • Adriana-Ioana Cosma • Rachel Gilliver • Sophie Gray • Jamie Johnston • Ines Maria Marzo • Michaela McStay • Natalia Paklikowska • Stella Shek • Jenny Spence • Ellie Stewart • Robbie Tighe • Rachel Walls • Johanna Marie Werner •