Michael Dango

  • RAPE IS A BORDER

    Content warning: discussions of violence and sexual violence.

    WHAT INSPIRES detached bemusement from a distance—That looks funny, or at least interesting, we might think—can, at a more intimate proximity, become brutish, threatening. This is how we encounter many of the turn-of-the-millennium sculptures and installations by London-based Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum. An egg slicer has been scaled up to accommodate a human body. That same set of slicing wires has been used to replace the base of a baby’s crib. On a kitchen table lie a set of metal utensils—colanders, slotted spoons—that are