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The Hidden Side of Violence

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Artwork created with a colour photographic print of a female figure in a bright red dress, set against a purple and blue draped silk background. She is lying horizontal in the frame, caught as if in mid fall, hair and dress blown upwards, toes and fingers outstretched. Her face is obscured by her hair. Her body is surrounded by groups of dress pins, laid on top of the photographic print. The pins are arranged as if they are a flight of arrows directed at her body. One group attacks her back from underneath, another her feet and ankles from above and below. A final group descend from above towards her billowing skirt.
Untitled (Violence Study I). © Jessa Fairbrother for Wellcome Collection.