Vagina doorknobs, 2000
brass, 5 different casts (sold as matched pairs)
each design functions as a standard doorknob
These doorknobs take an everyday object and question its meaning in our lives. A doorknob allows the user access or shuts it out, closes it off. Lets in or locks out. Taking something so intimate and individual to a woman and placing it on something so tangible and intergraded in common use questions our perception. These knobs will fit most standard door hardware. Custom hardware can be accomodated. Shown clockwise from upper left: Rebecca, Sarah, Rhonda, Alley, Rachel.
Rebecca Loyche is a New York City based conceptual artist working primarily in photography, video, sound, sculpture and film. Loycheís work deals with the idea of history as reality and examines power dynamics. Some of her recent projects explore the environment, objects, sights, and sounds that question taboos in society, media saturation and the afterlife of an event. Her current photography series Minds/Mines Don't Care is a collection of photograms that are cataloging portraits of land mines and explosives - IEDs (improvised explosive device.) This series was shown as billboards in Prague, during the Tina B. Contemporary Art Festival fall 2008. Her video series Allís Fair in Love and War was exhibited at Exit Artís Love, War and Sex show last year and was chosen for Videonale 12 in Germany March 2009. Loyche has just returned from a month long artist residency in Reykjavik, Iceland where she joined the Womenís Emergency Government group and she is now working on a video piece about the protests against the Icelandic government. She holds an MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, New York City, and a BFA in sculpture and video from Pratt Institute in New York.