I’ll hold your gaze for 7 sucklings

video 3’55”, color, stereo, Italy 2022

image: Still from video

This video results from the researches around the Corpo di Napoli and the breastfeading as an action often related to the action of founding a city. Studying the monument via mirrors, archives, books and drawing, the video makes emerge with a philological approach the putti that used to be suckled by the Nile figure. The audio is a distortion of the sound of my breastpump: it projects an annoying and annoyed feeling of breast- feeding action and its entanglements with the gendered construction of public space.