Seeing dead girls, washed up on the beach, in the mortuary or in their own home, are all too familiar, while an English study (2017) showed that 71% of the victims of murder are men. Then why do we see so many women die in movies and TV shows? Do they want to show the power of a man, at a time when women have more important roles in society? Or do they want to scare us?
In Dead Darlings (the book) you will find 206 film stills of dead women from movies and TV shows, analyzed and compiled with 11 articles (two of those I wrote). All these women died for our entertainment. The Dead Darlings will tell you the story – the dead, the stereotypes, and the power.
For the exhibition I wanted to recreate a living room, so you could sit down and look at all the dead girls that I watched on my tv. Everything is wrapped in plastic and rope, like a dead body you want to disappear.
Was on show at the exhibition Long Story Short (2019), University of Arts Utrecht (HKU) (Utrecht, NL)
A book 24x30cm 266 pages thick filed with 206 film stills, 2019