Dilohana Lekamge

Dola Duka (2016)

3 min 38 sec2 channel installation / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"According to Sri Lankan idiom, honeycomb is representative of the vagina and honey of menstrual blood. In this instance, these substances are used to simultaneously irritate and soothe the region over which the ovaries are located in the female body. Self-inflicted pain is performed to symbolically manufacture sympathy in response to diaspora and the diminished reproductive rights in post-civil war Sri Lanka—the my country of origin."

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