by Andrea Fernandes on Saturday, March 9, 2013
- Session type
- Technical level
Sexuality is a very complex issue and has for long been dealt with the convenience of intellectual discourse and the distance of it being a personal issue. It’s time for these issues to be openly and frankly talked about and deconstructed if we are to practice any of the human rights we talk about. My hope is to initiate this debate .
Every society, sexual revolutions notwithstanding, has its own version of regulating its members’ instincts and making them feel guilty or ashamed about their sexuality.
In this body of work, the artist reflects on her experiences, combining cultural taboos that treat women’s sexuality as acts of transgression with a religious heritage that regards the body as innately impure and unworthy.
In spite of the insecurities of their collective psyche, from seeing themselves as perverse to struggling with image issues, these women recognize their sexuality as unique and independent of the presence of a partner.
Andrea Fernandes is a photographer. She has a long standing interest in issues of representing identity and gender.
Andrea Fernandes is from Bombay. She has been baptised but not confirmed.