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[INSPIRATIONS I] Wangechi Mutu

THF graphics is a remix cut and paste of inspirational image sourceries.

One of them is the amazing Wangechi Mutu.Her visual work is powerfull and intriguin, full of body criticism and visual remix of found medical illustrations of female hysterimages.

Uterine CatarrhWangechi Mutu

Uterine Catarrh
Glitter, ink, collage on found medical illustration paper

“There’s this constant movement towards historicising Africa, turning it into this archaic place.” Wangechi Mutu explains, “… Part of my challenge…is to envision, not so much blackness as a race, but the existence of African elements in culture in the future and how is that possible.” The figure in Mutu’s Uterine Catarrh is both shaman and cyborg. Composed on antique paper, her figure shifts between totem and technological invention, the yellowed ground giving an aura of historical reverence to the modern gleen of shiny magazine cartridge. Mutu wittily positions the figure over her found medical illustration, rendering it with a ‘third eye’; a speculum portal of wisdom and vision.



The 2004-2005 collage, print, draws serie about gynecology is  our referent. The serie have the following artworks:
Uterine Catarrh, Primary Syphilitic Ulcers of the Cervix, Adult Female Sexual Organs, Cancer of the Uterus, Complete Prolapsus of the Uterus, Ectopic Pregnancy, Histology of the Different Classes of Uterine Tumours, Tumours of the Uterus, Indurated Ulcers of the Cervix, Fibroid Tumors of the Uterus, Cervical Hypertrophy, Ovarian Cysts.

Cancer of the UterusPrimary Syphilitic Ulcers of the CervixComplete Prolapsus of the   Uterus

Adult Female Sexual Organs






Gynepunk ilustratrations!