Katarina is a performance artist in Slovenia, but her outdoor poster in Ljubljana advertising her upcomping piece #hatebetter, may have turned into another piece of performance art, as it has provoked reactions around the globe. Roni Kordiš spotted the ad when he was out for a stroll, and shared it on his website, and soon his photo spread like wildfire.
On the web peoples reactions are very similar: Why is there a mostly naked woman being grabbed by many dark hands? What is the message here? Why the hashtag? Is this about gang rapes? Is this a comment on current European politics? Is this another Tom Ford ad? So many questions.
The hands are quite obviously covered in dark grease/makeup, and one of the hands on the right even reveals this as it hasn't been painted all the way down the arm. Katarina Stegnar will be performing her piece at the Festivalperformansa soon. Not sure if 'blackface (on hands) is part of that piece but pages associated with the hashtag talks about racism, and so does the performance piece announcement.
Who does my body belong to?
I am the mistress of my pleasure. I'm going to do it with my body, whatever I want, where I want and whoever I want.
I love my Slovenian boyfriend, whether it's black, yellow, white, red or MARVIIC.