Tina Pitsiavas

What it feels like, a mixed media installation, responds to the expectations placed upon women in today’s society. Being undervalued; social media ‘perfection’; acting as primary carers; are some of the issues that affect women today. The repeated plaster castings of fallen branches are used as a metaphor to highlight how women’s authentic self can be lost by the roles played in everyday life. The installation invites the viewer to explore the interconnections and tensions between the porcelain objects and the hanging surgical instruments. The installation asks how do social norms shape roles, opportunities and behaviours for women?

What It Feels Like, 2019, porcelain, plaster, wood, stainless steel, 200cm x 400cm x 300cm