Nurul Huda

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The Untitled, 2010

photographic print, Dimensions Variable, Duration Variable


"The Untitled" is inspired by a story of a Pontianak (an iconic female Malay ghost) licking the menstrual blood of a woman too lazy to dispose off her sanitary pad: a cautionary tale told onto young women. This series illustrates the configurations through which women have thought about their menstrual blood - as told unto them through ideological narratives - and as mediated through policing the blood through different spaces. Embodied through normalized tools of menstruation, these photographs subvert, silence, and aestheticize that which have been relegated the realm of the 'dirty', which resides within the female body; the body and process through which life is made or broken. A lining.

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