Artist Statement →
The two-part-series EDD-GY came into being after the artist heard about a story of the Maiko (Geishas in training) and the procedure of their defloration, in which the young girls are to be moistened with an egg. Most Maiko experience their defloration around the age of thirteen, a clear indication that coercion, at least on account of the not-yet-developed personality and therefore heightened suggestibility, is taking place. The artist felt repulsed by this ceremony. One of the photographs shows the artist’s arm covered by a Kimono, with the hand holding elapsing egg-white. The egg is somewhat reminiscent of vaginal discharge. The other image shows the artist’s hand smashing egg shells on a horizontally placed mirror, which then spread across in a straight line, with the line perhaps reminding of a set path of Geishas.