• Sunny J

Performance "The Making of a Lady"

Updated: Feb 5, 2019


At the exhibition Beyond the Body, organized by Belgian gallery Commonplaces, Sunny J presented an exclusive performance work specifically conceived for the exhibition.

"The Making of a Lady" traces the many legends and historical practices concerning the modification of the human body, especially the female body. Traditions such as the Amazonian warrior women cutting off one breast to facilitate hunting, human skin books and shoes, Chinese feet-binding, are explained and illustrated in this performative conference. The aim is to provoke reflection and conversations beyond the body, and dive into the relative force struggles in societal, political, and economical domains.