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Series /pəˈfɔː.m(ə)ns/: a silent story told, a statement, a performance. 

The Process:

To lessen misunderstandings in this sensitive subject, let’s invoke the book of words, for, beyond words’ immediate denotations, they

have connotative powers. 

Performance (Oxford Dictionary Online_: 1. ‘An act of presenting a play, concert, or other form of entertainment’; performances are with physical movements but also with spoken words, sounds, noise, this in stark contrast with the contemplative silence of a photograph. Interesting to visualize this tension.

Tais-toi et sois belle: In general, we women are educated, we learn not to speak our minds ODO 2.1 ‘A task or operation seen in terms of how successfully it is performed.’ 

But, if we do speak our minds, it is often classified as ODO 1.2 ‘A display of exaggerated behaviour or a process involving a great deal of unnecessary time and effort, a fuss.’

Silenced twice: For people with vaginas, orgasms commonly come from the clitoris, and generally not from penetration alone. Female Genital Mutilation: The most severe - infibulation - is the removal of the clitoris and parts of the external genitalia followed by stitching together of what remains. Words are like pearls, rolling, formed, developed and cultivated over time, treasured, colourful, shiny lustrous pearls of wisdom.Pearls, as pure and innocent symbolising the clitoris,  have an imaginary value. The value of a word, of a clitoris is what we designate for it. Title: /pəˈfɔː.m(ə)ns/, which is the English pronunciation of the word ‘performance’ put in writing, is as intelligible when silence(d).ODO 2.4 ‘An individual’s use of a language, i.e. what a speaker actually says, including hesitations, false stars, and errors. Often contrasted with competence’.Triptychs and Diptychs, (the centre) locked in between two worlds, one mirror the other. Series /pəˈfɔː.m(ə)ns/: a silent story told, a statement, a performance.

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