A subject hidden away
Science Gallery London presented BLOOD: Life Uncut, an exhibition and event series that demonstrated the captivating power of blood to expose, shock and bring people together.
In most of the countries, menstruation is still seen as a taboo topic, people do not speak openly about it, some girls are afraid to talk to their parents and some others feel disgusted by it. No matter where you go, every country will have a different taboo.
This art installation aims to act as reflection of people´s behaviors in relation to menstruation when interacting with it. Collaborating with each other in pushing the pendulum, the public becomes involved in a process of dyeing the cotton space into red, which works as a metaphor for overcoming the taboos and beliefs around this topic.
This installation opened many interesting conversations between teens and adults, who expressed and shared opinions throughout the evening.