iObject: RiHannah, 2016 – 2018, video

8 minutes, 22 seconds

iObject: RiHannah refers to the artwork Étant Donnés (1946-66) by avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp and the critical reaction to this piece by feminist artist Hannah Wilke. In order to regain control over the female body, Wilke made two nude self-portraits in the same position as the painting by Duchamp and named them I Object: Memoirs of a Sugargiver. Suzanne Posthumus wonders what these artworks mean in our current selfie culture in which –more than ever before – women create, use and sometimes explicitly exploit their image. By turning the capital letter of the title into an i, Posthumus refers to how she herself also carelessly undergoes her fate as a product of the Apple era.

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