anastasia : rebirth

anastasia: rebirth

May 11, 2024 8:00 pm

Lala’s new resident, Anastasia, has taken over Lala’s bedroom to create an installation depicting a process of rebirth triggered by the trauma of infertility. The installation picks up on a quote by Ursula Le Guin on menopausal women going through a period of painful and radical change:

“The woman who is willing to make that change must become pregnant with herself, at last. She must bear herself, her third self, her old age, with travail and alone. Not many will help her with that birth.” (Space Crone)

Anastasia’s installation creates a space of reflection, both on what came before and on what this process of rebirth can bring forth. It is a space that allows us to hold our vulnerability and imperfection without judgement, to face the process of rebirth with all its unpredictability and ambivalence.