Lilith at the Red Sea

Lilith on the Red Sea is the story of a woman who is punished for not accepting a subordinate role in a patriarchal society. In the legend of Lilith, she is said to have been Adam’s first wife. She is said to have left paradise because Adam did not agree to her desire for equality. She went to the Red Sea, gave herself over to demons,and produced a hundred children every day. Despite Adam’s pleas, she refused to return, so God punishes her and takes away all her hundred children, one day at a time, and comforts Adam with a resilient Eve. Although an ancient story, the legend of Lilith can also be read today as one that raises questions about who owns a woman’s body. A question that should not be asked, but which is not an obvious one.Does a woman really own her own body? Should a woman who does not allow others to own her body be punished?

The handprint of two-year-old Mila on 100 Yugoslavian, vintage plates.
Q: And Babies ? A : And Babies
The title is taken from the iconic anti-Vietnam War poster by Art Workers Coalition from1969.
This disturbing quote is a question and its answer, taken from a CBS News television interview with U.S. soldier Paul Meadlo who participated in the massacre on March 16, 1968 by U.S. troops between 304 and 504 unarmed civilians were killed and some women and girls were raped. 
Q. So you fired something like sixty-seven shots?
A. Right.
Q. And you killed how many? At that time?
A. Well, I fired them automatic, so you can’t – You just spray the area on them and so you can’t know how many you killed ‘cause they were going fast. So I might have killed ten or fifteen of them.
Q. Men, women, and children?
A. Men, women, and children.
Q. And babies?
A. And babies.

IV. International Ceramics Triennial Unicum
National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia
17th May 2018 – 30th September 2018

100 thanks to dear little Mila Milharčič and her mother Lucija Akiko Cvjetković!