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Video: The Slut, the Spinster and the Perfect Woman: Martha Moses at TEDxCovent

MarthaMosseThe slut, the spinster and the perfect woman: The Pros & Cons of Labeling the Importance of Feminism.

“In this talk, Martha Mosse an award-winning performance and visual artist brought up in England and France, talks about her work and the labels of Slut, Spinster and Perfect.

Her movement-based works are skilful and thought-provoking investigations of liberty and constraint.Her installations involve performance behind and within spandex structures, designed to allow but also limit movement. Her malleable ‘prisons’ are both restrictive and the medium for the performer’s expression.

Mosse says: ‘Spandex is a uniquely flexible material. The anonymous women I place behind this skin-like screen become bodies without identity, human-like but not entirely human. The performers — including myself — are objectified by the gaze of the gallery audience.’

Mosse is currently a resident artist at DEBUT Contemporary gallery in Notting Hill and performs at their monthly private view. In 2012 Mosse co-created the online forum Day As A Woman. The project collects examples of sexism from the public and then uses them to curate new art installations. You can find examples of her work at www.marthamosse.tumblr.com”

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