Menstrual Matter Jewels: Empowering Self-Identity
The Menstrual Matter Jewels project is a groundbreaking endeavour developed in a societal context where menstruation is still perceived as a taboo topic, despite being a recurring aspect of many women's lives.
The main objective of this project is to create a collection of jewellery crafted from menstrual blood, challenging and breaking free from the taboos and stigmas that surround menstruation. By doing so, it aims to revalue menstrual blood as a potential resource for innovative product design and manufacturing. The centrepiece of the collection is a set of rings that not only celebrates one's beauty but also fosters a deeper connection with self-identity.
The creator of this project has delved into experimentation with bio-based materials, ingeniously combining art and science. This harmonious blend prompts contemplation about the boundary of the body's materiality when it transforms into new material, shaping an entirely new reality.
Ultimately, the core purpose of the Menstrual Matter Jewels project is to visualise the powerful impact of objectual dissemination and advocate for a paradigm shift in societal perceptions surrounding the menstrual cycle. The project aspires to challenge prevailing notions, fostering a significant change in how society views and understands menstruation.
Information submitted by the maker and edited by the Future Materials Bank.
Menstrual blood, gelatine, water.