Project info

“I also think there is a spiritual power in repetition, a devotional quality, like saying rosaries.” – Kiki Smith

Reproduction(s) is a comprehensive taxonomy of contraceptive methods that uses replication and pattern to create wallpaper panels. Turning contraceptives into wallpaper allows for everyday exposure to each method. With repeated exposure comes familiarity and eventually comfort. With comfort comes use and dialogue—dialogue between partners, between parents and children, between schools and students.

This project would not have been possible without the generous donations and loans of contraceptives from The Emma Goldman Clinic, Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa and University of Iowa’s Student Health.