Photograph: PhuNam Thuc Ha
Courtesy: Sàn Art

Photograph: PhuNam Thuc Ha
Courtesy: Sàn Art

25 × 120 × 25 (cm)

Speculum (medical instrument), sand beads. 5 blocks: 25 x 120 x 25cm each.


For me, the female body is a complicated, mysterious and beautiful structure. Any invasion or occupation of that structure can cause serious personal damage.

Using gynecological instruments supports my idea of being vulnerable. To me, they are the objects that invade the female bodies; they occupy and divest a woman of power, privacy, beauty and sanctity. In this new series of work, I use gynecology instruments and alter them with interest in exploring and confronting the psychological and personal fears that I have experienced. With this artwork, I would also like to challenge viewers’ psychology and gaze towards the woman’s body.