Bad Blood knitted curtain, part-knitted with menstrual blood & depicting a word-cloud of the most common words directed at Jenkins’ Casting Off My Womb performance, proportional to their frequency and garnered from 10,000+ social media comments.
First exhibited in conjunction with the 15m length of menstrual blood stained knitting that resulted from Casting Off My Womb at London Science Gallery’s Blood: Life Uncut exhbition, 2017.
Knitted installation works
Work 1: Bad Blood curtain. Part-knitted with menstrual blood & depicting a word-cloud of the 30 most common words, proportional to their frequency, directed at Casting Off My Womb garnered from 10,000+ social media comments.
Work 2: Casting Off My Womb remnant. Timeline of 2013 performance artwork in which Jenkins knitted for 28 days using yarn placed and drawn daily from their vagina to mark one full menstrual cycle.
Science Gallery London’s BLOOD: Life Uncut exhibition curated by Andy Franzkowiak at Copeland Gallery, Peckham.
Merino yarn, menstrual blood, wire hangers.
Bad Blood: 3.2m x 2.2m
Casting Off My Womb remnant: 15m
Bloody exhibition is only for the brave and the bold, Simon Ings, New Scientist, October 20, 2017
Blood: Life Uncut, Rebecca Wallersteiner, The Hippocratic Post, October 14, 2017