Rebecca Loyche

Vagina doorknobs


brass, 5 different casts (sold as matched pairs)
size varies
each design functions as a standard doorknob
Edition: 10

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 integrated in common use challenges our perceptions. These knobs will fit most standard door hardware. Custom hardware can be accomodated. Five options available (pictured in the second photo clockwise from upper left): Rebecca, Sarah, Rhonda, Alley, Rachel.

Vagina doorknobs

artist bio

Rebecca Loyche is a New York City based conceptual artist working primarily in photography, video, sound, sculpture and film. Loyche’s 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 All’s Fair in Love and War was exhibited at Exit Art’s 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 Women’s 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.