Art & Design

The Artist Turning Used Panties into a ‘Cunt Quilt’ for Trump

Art & Design

The Artist Turning Used Panties into a ‘Cunt Quilt’ for Trump

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By now, we’ve seen artists and activists speak out against Trump across all different mediums. But used panties has to be the most creative. Artist Coralina Meyer has asked women around the world to send her their soiled undies for a project she calls the Old Glory Underwear Audit. Using discarded women’s underwear, Meyer, who goes by the name, Lombastic, plans to stitch four different “Cunt Quilts,” one of which she hopes to sew and share at a “Stitch ‘n Bitch” gathering during this weekend’s Women’s March in DC.

My artwork is a ménage a trois between public trauma, intimate memory, and consumer history,” she told Hyperallergic. “Our generation is uniquely positioned as consumers whose political exhaustion from tactical trauma can be transgressed with matrilineal armor. As an artist, it is my job to make hidden histories accessible.”



Part of the artist’s ongoing City of Today for Feminine Urbanism series, the Underwear Audit will serve as a tangible representation of each participant’s experience, with Meyer asking each woman to include an anecdote about identity with her old drawers. 

“The quilt will be a shameless anecdotal patchwork of the soft, digital self, and the stern, body product,” she said, in the Facebook invitation. “[…] They’ll be a revelation of the shameful, the sanitized, the washed-up, the worn, the probed, the holy, the scarlet, the loosened, the exonerated, the secret, and the secreted.”

If Trump thought he’d seen some nasty women, I can’t wait for his response to this. If you’re interested, you can send your panties here:

Lambastic
PO box 220417
66 Meserole Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222-9997