Angelina Innocent<br/>
<em>Unsubscribed</em> 2020<br/>
felt, ribbon, chain, acrylic on canvas<br/>
40 x 142 cm<br/>
RMIT Urban School, Melbourne	<br/>
© Angelina Innocent<br/>

Angelina Innocent critically reflects on societal expectations placed on women’s bodies and explores the forces that shape gender, feminine identity, attraction, repulsion and acceptance. The suspended soft sculpture has been constructed using traditionally feminine practices of embroidery and stitching. It presents private and public identities with a two‑sided face, while hand-stitched organs allude to the vulnerability of self‑expression. Innocent wants to evoke a paradoxical response to the piece: an appreciation of its beauty, but also repulsion at its vulgarity.