Mezzotint Print (Edition of 26)
In the 1950s, Slovakian physician and astrologist Eugen Jonas found clues in ancient Assyrian cuneiform handwritings, suggesting that female fertility is influenced by the energy generated by the moon’s cycle, which explained why some women conceive at scientifically unusual times, such as during menstruation. On 16 May 2022, during the full moon of blooming spring flowers, known as ‘Flower Moon’ or Mother’s Moon, the artist recorded the state of her uterus through an ultrasound image and printed it as Mezzotint. The image was taken during menstruation, and with the euphemism of menstruation, flow, alludes to ocean waves. The artist sees the womb as a magical organ for the creation of life. The soul enters the womb to take shape as human being, like a ship berthed on the shore to replenish supplies, making the womb the transit point before life enters the mortal world.
Presented at Post-Human Narratives Phase 3: In the name of Scientific Witchery
Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences
Commissioned by Para Site
Curated by Kobe Ko
Photo by Wong Pak Hang