Yes, I am Not (Overview)
Title: Yes, I am Not
Materials: see details individual projects
Photography: Moeneeb Dalwai
This installation Yes, I Am Not consists of six different projects, each dealing with another aspect of the oppression of women with the hope that viewers share the awareness of male domination, so clearly expressed by Pierre Bourdieu:
Male domination is so rooted in our collective unconscious that we no longer even see it. It is so in tune with our expectations that it becomes hard to challenge it. Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we work to dissolve the apparently obvious and explore the symbolic structures of the androcentric unconscious that still exists in men and women alike. What are the mechanisms and institutions which make possible the continued reproduction of this age-old domination by men? And is it possible to neutralise them in order to liberate the forces for change which they are instrumental in blocking?