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A stop motion animation about a girl who is shaving her legs (like she ought to according to our patriarchal society) when she encounters a curious phenomena. The video shows an alternative to the dominant male narrative by presenting an invented world as truth. A world inspired by the lunar age, worshipping of the feminine and the great mother, where a wholeness of being between the one and the cosmos can be found. The great mother, mother earth, was not only symbol for life, but death too and she could be found everywhere in everything and everyone. Can a fictional matriachal fantasy world change our views and possible future towards our very real patriachal one?
Though graduated in graphic design (2019) from the Royal Academy The Hague, she started working in stopmotion animation. The little mistakes and imperfections that appear when making a video by hand are the happy surprises that make it absolutely fun for Pien to make such artwork. Pen paper and scissor are my go to tools. Next to animation Pien is busy with making tufted tapestry’s, often with themes revolving around sexuality, femininity and the human body. In both the animation and the tufted pieces or illustrations you can find lots of colour and a certain kind of playfulness and humor.