A seam that sutures the biological to the aesthetic I and II
Aliza Shvarts is a PhD candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at New York University. Her artwork has been shown at the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia, at MoMA PS1 in New York, and at the Tate Modern in London. Her work takes different forms, but it is always a performance
A seam that sutures the biological to the aesthetic I and II (fat on paper, 2012) are part of a series of prints made with different fats, oils, and other organic materials that explore the skin as a site and surface of reproduction. The diptych stems from Aliza Shvarts interest in printmaking as an exercise of reproductive capacity, the copy as an index of lost origin, and the seam as an eroticized jointure of historically feminized labor.
How to Cite:
Shvarts, A., 2014. A seam that sutures the biological to the aesthetic I and II. Studies in the Maternal, 6(1), p.1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/sim.188