Silhouette 3, 2011

Thelma Van Rensburg

Pretoria, South Africa

Artist's Description

Collage and digital collage

To be born a woman has been to be born, within an allotted and confined space, into the keeping of men. The social presence of woman has developed as a result of their ingenuity in living under such tutelage within such a limited space. But this has been at the cost of a woman’s self being split in two. A woman must continually watch herself. She is almost continually accompanied by her own image of herself. Whilst she is walking across a room or whilst she is weeping at the death of her father, she can scarcely envisaging herself walking or weeping. From earliest childhood she has been taught and persuaded to survey herself continually (Berger 1972:46).

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desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

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