wednesday 31 july 2002

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 Marlene Mccarty

Marlene Mccarty maakte een serie meer dan levensgrote tekeningen in ballpoint - alsof het tekeningen in schoolschrift zijn - over pubermeisjes die hun moeder vermoordden. Het motief van de meisjes om 'matricide', het Engelse woord voor 'moedermoord', te plegen was dat de moeders het vriendje van hun dochter afkeurden. Mccarty raakte gefascineerd door deze meisjes en ging uit op onderzoek:

"For five years she has researched the true stories of girls who killed their mothers. She has also travelled to and trespassed the crime sites (always their homes) to gather visual material. The project has resulted in 23 monumental and highly sexualized drawings of each of the girls."

> Deel 2 uit 4: 'Poltergeist, Girls at Home' en 'Young Americans', de tekeningen van Marlene Mccarty.



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