Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Laura Splan

Blood Scarf

Blood Scarf

Laura Splan. Blood Scarf, 2002.

Description:
Blood Scarf depicts a scarf knit out of clear vinyl tubing. An intravenous device emerging out of the user's hand fills the scarf with blood. The implied narrative is a paradoxical one in which the device keeps the user warm with their blood while at the same time draining their blood drop by drop.

Medium:
Photography

Tags:
health, invention, medicine, scarf, blood, knitting, domesticity, visceral, body, science, hospital, device, absurdity, bleed

Images
Purse #1TrousseauWallpaper and Negligee #1Wallpaper (detail)Doilies (SARS)Blood ScarfProzac, Thorazine, Zoloft

Location
New York, NY
USA

Contact
laura@laurasplan.com

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