Thursday, October 23

Louise Bourgeois - Peels an Orange


"... Sewing an orange skin. Words in [Louise] Bourgeois’ prose sound sewn together (her Surrealist trait), in a sonorous repetition which makes you hear the thread sizzle, as well as her breath and anxiety. Her humming is constant when she works. On one side, the mother passed to the child the concept of a forbidden needle, in terms alluding to the forbidden fruit. On the other side, the father takes a fruit in his hand, a tangerine, to also speak of something forbidden to little girls by (mother) nature. We know what -- the unavoidable penis. The scene is much more interesting than this banality. Louise can hardly tell this anecdote."
artnet: THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE
YouTube: Peels an Orange

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