BURNING by Farida Makki

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BURNING by Farida Makki

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Abstract Painting Ink, Charcoal, Bleach on Canvas | 40x50cm

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Burning seeks to enter inside the womb cave and meditate on what that space has endured and will continue to endure as a result of the cultural practice of ‘Tahour’ Female Genital Cutting. In some cultures, once cutting has occurred girls sit on hot stones to cauterise the wound to prevent infection. It depicts a powerful space from which life [if one is so blessed] emerges. This space, although within a woman’s body, is not her own. It is shared, shed, removed and sealed up. 

Throughout history the ancient Egyptians, aboriginals, slave traders, the Romans, the Victorians, Ethiopian Jews, Scoptsi Russians, African and Arab Muslim cultures have sought to ‘purify’ and ‘protect’ women. Burning is a call to survival against all odds. Burning is an homage to women who have been purified and protected who still bring forth life and love and continue to share their cave.