I'll make you pure
Performance Against Female Genital Mutilation.
By Anna Casazza
November 2011 - Rovigo - Italy
In this performance, the artist is going to carry out an infibulation on a orchid flower.
During the mutilation the artist's white dress changes color, becoming bloody red.
The mutilated flower, female genitals's symbol is given to a woman out front.
While the artist is doing this present, she declares: "in this way I make you pure".
The dramatic nature of this practice is due to the general belief of a virginal purity achievement.
Furthermore, the women who have been subjected to this mutilation, they Inflict the same practice to other women.