‘V’ is a set of 15 photographs of men’s (hairy) chests, all with v-neck or open shirts, which through their framing are suggestive of the female pubis. This merging of opposing signifiers collapses preconceptions and amounts to a funny and brutal attack on prejudice.
Ingrid Berthon-Moine is a French artist currently living and working in London. Her practice employs a variety of media including video, photography, sculpture and text to examine themes relating to gender, technology and personal biography. Her work investigates sexuality and the human body as vehicles for questioning new forms of sexual representation, challenging conventions by merging opposing visual signifiers in order to highlight absurdities and collapse cultural preconceptions.
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