People being able to observe the ones listening makes for an interesting power dynamic between the listener and the observer. With the discomfort that comes with being watched, the ones interacting with the work become part of the work.
The installation, which some will consider a feminist work, is aware of the exclusion of POC women within the feminist movement and would like to offer a space for these voices.
Engels’ interdisciplinary work uses analogue photography, writing, audio, performance and installation to convey its messages. Messages of womanhood, which include intimacy and love, but also power dynamics, violence, and the roles that we play.