I decide what happens to my own body. I want to free myself from the dominant ideology which considers the body and the desire full of taboos. I show the link between women and blood in order to give back power to women’s body through sacralization : this is my body, this is my blood.

Showyourfrasq #6

Le Générateur, Gentilly, Paris, May 11, 2019

Collective performance : Séverine Delrieu, Vito Gennaro Giacalone, Anna Levy, Veronica Piersanti, Caroline Serrazin et Paola Daniele.

Reading and poems : Séverine Delrieu.

Photos © Eric Merour

Hic Est Sanguis Meus – This my blood- not only is a feminist manifesto but also a journey in the world and the body of women, without taboo, with a large degree of freedom.

Artist Collective Hic Est Sanguis Meus is born in Paris in spring 2014. The name is unpronounceable

and audacious, trying to reengage Jesus’ words during the Last Supper : « This cup is the new

covenant in My blood, which is shed for you”; … » Bible, Luke 22:20 .

This is the triggered event. In most countries and throughout history, the menstruating woman has

been dismissed, taunted, shunned. Everywhere, patriarchy attempts to take control on this beautiful

and natural phenomenon in order to downgrade women. Trickles of blood flow, this a taboo. When

women’s sex bleeds, it is viewed as a frightening thing. It is often felt as a violent experience by

women.

Poems from the collection L’enfant des violences et d’écumes by Séverine Delrieu

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Elle m’emplit d’un sang

qui libère la vie

un sang qui allume la nuit

un sang qui ressuscite les morts

un sang qui masse les femmes âgées

dans lequel nagent les bébés

un sang pacifique

océanique

un sang de fleurs utérines

d’azalées et de lotus pourpres

dans lequel je renais

légère

libre

sans os vagin aux yeux

d’or

 

Viens

Appelle-moi

Reste avec moi

Pour toujours

Et si je ne t’entends pas

et si tu ne reviens pas

je t’appellerai

Encore et encore

pour te demander

ce sang qui cicatrise nos plaies.

 

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Laideur partout
Dans chacun de mes doigts
Pulpe blanche de l’enfant
Chair Souterraine qui vieillit

Traces toxiques partout
Dans chacune de mes cellules

Honte partout
Corps qui marche avec la mort

Des choses du
Sexe apprises

et qui tuent.

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