Sword Exhibition

Livia Kojo Alour (formerly known as MisSa Blue) Female Sword Swallowers Moon Calendar was exhibited at CAPC – The museum of contemporary Art in Bordeaux, France in 2019.The exhibition was accompanied by a live performance. 


Female Sword Swallowers Moon Calendar by Livia Kojo Alour (formerly known as MisSa Blue) !

The idea of ​​Talent is embodied by a collection of swords created by the female sword swallower MisSa Blue, one of the leading figures of the contemporary Sideshow and Neo-Burlesque scene.

After a life threatening accident during one of her performances, she designed and commissioned a complete set of swords to be used on different days of her menstrual cycle. (The oesophagus and the uterus swell on the first day of menstruation, which is what caused the injury.)

The set includes 28 swords of different lengths that follow the lunar calendar. Two swords appear only once in the set: a bladeless sword resembling the new moon, and the longest sword, which corresponds to the full moon. The longest sword will be swallowed on ovulation day when the female body is blooming and no sword will be swallowed on the 1 day of menstruation as it is the most dangerous day for a female sword swallower to get hurt. 
This piece was originally created to tour with The Incredible Bleeding Woman Show in the UK.