Precocious puberty

                                                                                                                          < Back to Installations

 Precocious puberty / art and sculptural installation 1992

Precocious puberty is when a child’s body begins changing into that of an adult (puberty) too soon. Puberty that begins before age 8 in girls and before age 9 in boys is considered precocious puberty. Puberty includes rapid growth of bones and muscles, changes in body shape and size, and development of the body’s ability to reproduce. The cause of precocious puberty often can’t be found. Rerely, certan conditions, such as infections, hormone disorders, tumors, brain abnormalities or injuries, may cause precocious puberty. Treatment for precocious puberty typically includes meditation to delay further development. This complex phenomenon of childhood called “Precocious Puberty” gives particularly significant visual riddles by which we read and understand our gender and sexual maturation. It is considered as a disease with specifically defined symptoms that usually have more emphasized visual aspect of manifestation than the crucially psychological. It seems that he remains hidden with the secret of inexperience that only childhood can give in such a special way. It is characterized by almost paradoxical emphasis of limbs’ forms and their characteristics that are generally recognized as such through the symbols of experience and achievement of sexual maturity. The installation consists of a cube made of Murano glass in natural size, width 70cm and height 50cm, depth of about 30cm. The base of the cube makes the monitor screen showing slides with available documentation about this health problem and the very source of monitor light gives installation special visual effects. The drawing shows the front side of the bust, which is also the subject of this multimedia sculptural installation.