ABOUT THE PROJECT
'The Materials of Menopause' by Heidi Holmes, Canada.
The jury was impressed by this proposal because it tackles a topic that is under-researched and mysterious, yet relatable to a large percentage of the population, and it does so in a way that is innovative, engaging and thought-provoking. The use of everyday materials and sounds to create a spatial impression of a body is an intriguing approach that challenges traditional figurative and documentative strategies of the body, while the site-specific installations encompass reconstruction, sculpture, and atmosphere, referencing a wide range of themes including domestic decoration, medicine, bodily functions, ageing, and feminist theory. Overall, this proposal demonstrates a high level of creativity, innovation, and conceptual rigour.