June 10, 2012
Arvida Byström - There will be blood
She's only 21, lives in Stockholm, and this series entitled "There will be blood" deserves to be here cos' it's a superb idea, and moreover an incredibly well realised for such a young artist (after all, at 21 we're neither young or old, we're a human being that's all). Strange how menstruations are the omitted element of woman's body (with shit too, but this blood element has a different status since blood is not considered as disgusting except for some when it provides from female genitals). Here, placed in the everyday life, it helps to re-include this oh so common phenomenon in the normality of woman imagery. For a first shot, it's a strong one. My only regret is that there are not many enough. Her site here and her presentation there.