Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire
On Show 2020
Erika Halaoui

The Female Kinetic: The universal history of a woman. The ways she receives judgement and how, inevitably, her self-worth depends on the objectification of others in regards to her body. Since the and the creation of the world and from the dawn of the history, a woman has been a thing that is perceived as matter (body) for the fulfilment of another (subject). Frustration and internal conflict arise from when a woman herself, as a person, realizes, consciously or unconsciously, that there is more to her being than an entity to seduce, breed with, domesticate. There is a duality, on one hand, the roleplaying within society that compels and encourages the employment of one’s body, eroticism (for recognition or one’s own purpose), on the other hand, it has always remained at the transactional/ consuming level. Woman is still the most common kinetic sculpture of the 21st century.