Launch — Mulier Sacer by Jimini Hignett


On Thursday, January 16th, 2014 Jimini Hignett will launch his new publication Mulier Sacer at San Serriffe in Amsterdam…

“As an inhabitant of this city, which generates such a large proportion of its income through the prostitution industry, the issue is one I feel compelled to tackle with my work, but I struggle to find a way to approach it as an artistic project… so many feminist controversies, so many complexities ­ I am wary of the battleground. How to make art from something this desolate, this vulnerable?”
— Jimini Hignett

“In Mulier Sacer Jimini Hignett juxtaposes the fragile stories and photographs of women who have escaped from forced prostitution in the Netherlands with other pieces of writing – an essay about the uneasy relationship between prostitution and feminism by Professor Maggie O’Neill, a selection of blog entries by an ex-prostitute turned abolitionist, an interview with a sociologist who procures sex-workers for her handicapped clients, and a proposed change in Dutch legislation by a crown prosecutor specialising in human trafficking.”

San Serriffe
St. Annenstraat 30

January 16th, 2014 at 8 pm