‘navel in the mirror’ 2001
photo of me wearing ‘navel’ 1999
blouse cut and sewn to form a navel
descending to the floor
connecting me to you before me

here shown in the window case of Galerie Tanya Rumpff Haarlem
during my solo ‘MUMBAG! leven in de zoogdieromhelzing’ 2002
(MUMBAG! life in the mammalian embrace)

‘navel’ was later worn by one of the dancers in the interdiscinplinary collabHe Who Travels / Traverse’ 2011

related cut garment works: ‘CutDressCutPhoto (purple)’ 2000 / ‘CutDressCutPhoto (green)’ 1999 / ‘slit’ 1998-1999 (photo) / ‘Mother of a Daughter’ 2014 / ‘behind transparan-she’ 2016 (photo) /