Family Planning

singlebcglare  side-view-bc  lsdial fpinstallation  fp4view  cudial bc_lowview  bc4  2dial “Family Planning” transmutates consumer packaging from birth control pills into packaging for bindis, commenting on reproduction and adornment.  Both the bindis and estrogen articulate the interdependent relationship of the import-export industry and women’s bodies, and who controls and defines what is appropriately feminine. The work links how contraception is imported for and tested on Third World Women, while bindis and henna, as markers of feminine beauty in South Asian culture, are exported.