Terra Nullius

Sculpture, 2020

Ceramics, plaster, moss, MDF board
220 x 260 cm

“(Young girls) are taught to not see, and instead [—] to submit to the predator. Imagine a wolf mother teaching her young to "be nice". [—]
If you have yet to be called an incorrigible, defiant woman, don't worry, there is still time.”

- Clarissa Pinkola Estés „Women Who Run with the Wolves”

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Terra Nullius

Sculpture, 2020

Ceramics, plaster, moss, MDF board
220 x 260 cm

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Terra Nullius

Sculpture (detail), 2020

Ceramics, plaster, moss, MDF board
220 x 260 cm

 

 

The landscape beneath me is ever-changing, rippling. 

To flourish upon it I needed to set boundaries, as a woman, to have sovereignty over my own body and mind, find safety, stability, and stillness in myself. 

Terra Nullius, no man’s land, vulnerable to outside forces, without masters or gover-nance, waiting to be commanded. 

By claiming my territory, I claimed my self; through being unruly and loud, seen and heard by everyone, unveiling my shadows, being destructive, and exposed. My wounds exhibited, some that had been passed down through generations, needing to be re-opened, others new and still bleeding. 

“Terra Nullius” was exhibited in Tallinn, Estonia as a part of the exhibition “On the Threshold” in August 2020 at Põhjala Tehas. 

The work was a part of the exhibition "On the Threshold" - 2020 - Tallinn, Estonia