Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit references Jeanette Winterson’s autobiographical novel (1985) of the same title, which explores the eschatological fear a young child experiences as a result of being raised in strict and harsh religious environments. In this performance video, the artist handles an orange––a piece of fruit, aged in her studio and of nostalgic significance. Drawing from experiences of anguish, vulnerability and passivity, the work explores the fine line between love and hate; reparation and destruction; and life and death.
Oranges Aren’t The Only Fruit
performance for the camera
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