Crown | Bridle
This sculptural diptych is an alternation of a historical device "scold's bridle" and an international metaphor "carrot and stick".
It is a recreation of these devices as performative instruments to re-imagine their usage aiming to spot the light on the genders roles, both females and males, are subjected to throughout history.
Bronze, Wood, Rope
“Crown” is a variation of the carrot and stick metaphor. A head piece designated for the men following the golden mustache around, a symbol of patriarchy and supposed “manhood”.
Metal, Bronze, Rope
A headpiece mimicking “scold’s bridle”: a metal instrument used by men for punishment, torture, and public humiliation of a woman in the 16th century.
In this piece I reproduced the device to wear it myself and drag down the weight of the patriarchs symbolized by the carrot -mirroring the mustache from the crown-