#220 Squat Over Mirror
44x34cm each | Filler, oak frame, mirror glass
The title may refer to a procedure in conjunction with body cavity search performed on individuals in connection with arrest, incarceration, compulsory admissions, by border controls, etc.
This work is part of the Precari series. Precari is Latin for begging, praying or wishing. It is related to the word precarious which means dependent on uncertain conditions. The series is about the body's vulnerability, and its simultaneous ability to be a tool for change. The works have a performative character with bodily imprints in the wet filler.
This work is part of Res Ipsa, a compilation of works made by some kind of action shaping the filler once it is prepared inside the frame. The works thus function as a recording device and give a statement of the event taking place while the filler was still wet.
Res Ipsa is Latin for "the thing itself" and is part of the juridical term "Res ipsa loquitur" (the thing speaks for itself), used when an injury or accident in itself clearly shows who is responsible, such as an instrument left inside a body after surgery.