To break the taboo on squirting, Isabelle Griffioen created the exhibition Bed Girls, for her final project at the Willem de Kooning Academy. The exhibition included a film in which she openly discussed masturbation with her mother and grandmother, as well as masturbation-friendly products, such as a ‘Do not disturb I’m discovering myself’ door sign. She wishes for young people to receive better education on masturbation and make them feel it is okay. During Museum Night, part of the exhibition can be seen at Mediamatic.
On a mission
Isabelle Griffioen went on a journey to find out everything there is to know about female ejaculation. This, because she felt like she did something wrong when she had her first orgasm and refrained from trying again for eight years. She spoke with gynecologists, people in Rwanda (where it is an anomaly if you don't squirt) and FAM practitioners. As her research evolved, she came to the conclusion that squirting is a symbol of how a lot of women's sex lives only exist in the face of others and not for themselves. At the onset of puberty, her domain might still look darling, but that girl is not a doll. She has feelings that need to be explored to gain autonomy over her body and life.
Museumnight: Squirt Ding
Saturday 4 November | 18:00 - 02:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: Website Museumnacht