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Thinking of you, 2021.

Thinking of you. 2021, Courtesy of the artist

The artwork is an interactive e-textile and fountain piece that celebrates emotional expression through bodily fluids. It is a series of pants with moisture sensors that trigger the flow of water from a nearby table fountain. The private wetness of the wearer's crotch is expressed in the flow of water from a decorative fountain - a romantic expression of possible longing or thoughts of someone present or absent.

Edition of 3 e-textile pants and 3 fountains bespoke electronics, 3D printing, fabric and embroidery. (2021)

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Shedding Skin #2 Vulnerability and Connection. 2020.

Cast of a torso, with chitin-soaked bandages inscribed with lines of plastic.

Shedding Skin & Meek Is The Warrior are work series around dismantling cultural narratives in support of patriarchy. The sculptures imitating armour wear are made of Chitosan-based wound healing bandages that solidify as bio-polymers (plastic). Chitin, the second most abundant bio-polymer after Cellulose can be found in the exoskeletons of insects and crustaceans. The exoskeletons that have inspired armour and robotics, are used in this case in their broken down form, when outgrown, when shed or broken, one new study shows that they can be fermented into Chitin and Chitosan. Medical innovations pick up on one of the oldest technologies, fermentation for wound grafting or intravenous drug delivery based on Chitosan. The title Shedding Skin refers to transformative processes, a metaphor for change and outgrowing old habits, urging society to revisit beliefs that need to be outgrown, such as the histories and definitions of technology, the social status of vulnerability and our interconnectedness with the environment and how much we need to rely on other species. The sculptures are inscribed with quotes about cultures of domination taken from bell hooks feminist publication on love ethics All About Love.

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Shedding Skin#1- Fear and Obedience

Meek as a warrior

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Petja Ivanova - I trace the cracks in it.

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Petja Ivanova - Nothing can protect you

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Petja Ivanova - Skin of a warrior

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Petja Ivanova - Meek is the warrior - heeling and growth.


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meek is the warrior

your skin might be soft

but you’ ve grown a shell underneath serving you no thing

definitely not connecting

i'm tracing the cracks in it

to let in

sink in my words

that become the scar of

your new memories

let me scar your portals

i'll move thru

negativity attracting me

until we grow to be

another you

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