BEFORE THE DOGS (ATE YOUR HEART)

In Greek mythology young Aktaion hunted daily in the woods with his fifty dogs. Unwillingly, one day he saw Diana bathing in a spring, along with her Nymphs. The goddess became angry, transformed Aktaion into a deer so his own dogs devoured him.

Inspired by Pierre  Klossowski's 'Le Bain de Diane', these works explore various aspects of this story.

"delectatio morosa', video, duration 00:41

"Morose delectation" meaning "the habit of dwelling with enjoyment on evil thoughts" was considered by the medieval church to be a sin.

'farewell my darling', video, duration 00:34

 

After agony comes peace.

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The Mirror

(tree bark, mirror, 90x60x50)

The moment we confront what is forbidden we face annihilation and revelation, annulment and union. Is it rapture or some fragile illusion?