<b>Furniture Bondage (signed) </b><br>Melanie Bonajo
<b>Furniture Bondage (signed) </b><br>Melanie Bonajo
<b>Furniture Bondage (signed) </b><br>Melanie Bonajo
<b>Furniture Bondage (signed) </b><br>Melanie Bonajo
<b>Furniture Bondage (signed) </b><br>Melanie Bonajo
<b>Furniture Bondage (signed) </b><br>Melanie Bonajo
<b>Furniture Bondage (signed) </b><br>Melanie Bonajo
<b>Furniture Bondage (signed) </b><br>Melanie Bonajo

Furniture Bondage (signed)
Melanie Bonajo

Kodoji Press, 2009  |  First edition. Signed and inscribed
Softcover, 52 pages, 215 x 280 mm
Condition: Fine

In order to illustrate the complex and often oppressive relationship that exists between human beings and material things, Dutch artist Melanie Bonajo contorts, binds and burdens anonymous women with objects of everyday life. The female subjects are wrapped up and trapped by their possessions –the bondage motif is stripped here of sexuality– literally carrying the heavy load of their stuff. Their bodies are so encumbered with household junk that they’re reduced to sculptural supports bound in awkward and darkly amusing configurations.
Bonajo's work, a literal interpretation of women burdened by housework, brings together photography, sculpture, and performance in almost equal parts, the result being something a little of each but altogether new.

Regular price €300