The Women's Creative Initiative Te Manawa debuts a debate on art, which speaks powerful words, Carly Thomas reports.
For women who have experienced violence, they should always be the words. The Women's Creative Initiative wants you to know about it.
Their collective seven years ago, through small initiatives, was brought up in a creative space where women express their truths.
Do not call them victims as they are not themselves.
They are a strong band of celebrities who are famous for their controversial and anti-myths this year.
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According to the founder Karen Sekcombe, the exhibition does not give charity to spectators. "We get a lot and it's not often useless."
He says that violence, guilt, and misunderstanding are not always the case when violence is stopped. Wives of the group want to think about their answers, not to use words such as "victim" and to see who they are.
"In this exhibition, we need to feel like some people are able to understand the impact and truth around these myths and to respond to the power and control, and to respond legitimately to behavioral, social and adverse effects. women and children.
Their work is a lot of work.
The group meets once every week in its own space, and women are interacting with the team. There is a sound edition, a light flow through the windows, a boiled pot, and a silent offer on the possibility and openness.
One of the women works on a normal grid on a hand-written page. It's a shark, asking you to get rid of all the negative phenomena, and you're a prisoner who made yourself.
"People can explain as they want, but I did it for myself."
Works will be the first to live in Te Manavu for people to become an odd eye. This work is not always easy. But these women do not want to apologize for their stories. Seccomb has not edited their experiences because they make others uncomfortable.
"What we need to do is sanitize and minimize it, and we will not respect everything we do, to protect and educate, to work, to restore and to fight others."
These women are authoritarian voices on this topic and "it's too expensive for us". They just want to do the way they want. They do not make beauty.
However, a large portion of the other women is beautiful. A big dark circle, even a central figure in a dark mantle, tells us that soon it will begin to blur colors.
"I think that I will abandon families who are destructive to domestic violence, and can restore this darkness to the growth and potential."
"Recite the woman and the children to the man, and admit women to the world, to the life, to the earth, and to all the fundamental things."
If the society respects and values women, then family violence will be diminished. That 's what a woman is fighting for, and as a collective it' s about her show. This is a pushy back.
"Do not think:" Why does she leave? "Do not think:" It's not bad, "listen with respect.
The wives of this group ask for something else. They go and see the exhibition and complain, and they want you to deal with it while you leave.
"For us, for other women like you, for your friends and for your loved ones, for your daughters, sisters, for you, for any woman or child, we deserve respect, honor, and security. change. «
Ko Wai Ahau? The sixth female creative initiative was launched at Palmerston North on November 9 at the Te Manawa Museum of Arts, Science and Technology.