Obsolete Oath is an iron cast sculpture that reveals how out-of-date and harmful Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practice is. In order to create a piece in cast iron, the matter needs to be heated up to about 1200 degrees Celsius and then the hot lava is poured into the mould in order to create the final piece. Once ready, the final piece can be changed by using grinders and specialised tools. The process of making the piece reflects the process of building up a tradition and showing the difficulties of changing something that has been impregnated into cultures and societies. It shows that changes are necessary and we shouldn’t be discouraged if they happen slower than we would like them to.
Traditions Rund Deeper Than Law, 2015 Archival Inkjet Print 15 x 27 cm
Obsolete Oath Exhibition View, 2015 Red Gallery, London