Flavia Visconte

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Deflesh seeks to reflect the influence of techno-patriarchy on body health technologies and in sexualized devices that contribute to increasing women's perception as an object.

 

The images used here are snippets of advertising videos from medical training products.

 

These obstetric patient simulators are used for the teaching and training of future health professionals. 

 

The production companies place each simulator a "human" name along with a serial number. 

 

In this case, Victoria and Noelle are the main characters of Deflesh.

 

The egg donor myth is the continuation of the investigation that I started with Deflesh.

 

In this video essay, I ask myself about the construction of the myth of motherhood and its relationship with salaried and physical work.

 

Pregnancy is not something that society as a whole tends to question, is the romantic conception of gestational labor while for example, surrogacy is most of the time shown as slavery and cruelty, but in many countries is an entry of money for young women who find in their own reproductive capacity a full paid job. 

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