Wombtomb, Ferdi, 1968

Wombtomb, Ferdi, 1968

imitation fur, h c.75cm × w c.100cm × d c.225cm More details
© erven Ferdi

Ferdi wanted to create a playful and liberating ‘environment’. The sexual symbolism of her furniture sculptures literally becomes palpable when one touches the soft synthetic fur. The Wombtomb lent itself to ‘happenings’, ‘performances’ and interaction. The vulva-like opening forms the entrance to the sheltered interior. It is simultaneously a cosy tomb and a womb.

On display in room 3.3 Visit via the Women tour Visit via the Highlights 1950-2000 tour

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