installation – medusa
|installation / interactive art|
|projection / motion design|
|short experimental animation / video|
medusa From that time on, Medusa was given back her body by the French philosopher Hélène Cixous (*1937) through her essay „Le Rire de la Méduse“ (1975), she was allowed to be her whole body not any more reduced to her head and her eyes as common in art history.
But in the meantime Medusa has arrived at the century of scientific and technical possibilities. Her body becomes fragmented again; the perception of a bodily wholeness was replaced by the focus on the brain, the writing by watching the digital.
As the one, who eternally and metaphorically breaks down the society’s narrow spaces she was assigned to and locked into and who appropriates that she had been excluded from, the scientist Medusa stands above the glass-ceiling.
Pasture-fence steel wire is Medusa’s skeleton. For Medusa there is no point any more in the petrifaction of her opponent. That’s why, she is not electrified. But her constitution’s implicit warning could nonetheless be understood as such.
The pasture is a metaphor for to be detrimentally at service for others the hungry, who want to help themselves and who use and take their place and space within the seemingly free resources. The pasture-fence protects the self, the inner, the (supposed) property and one’s integrity. But it also keeps outside the unwanted.
Now again, the Medusa-modell is overruled by the present and actuality: the fences are dedicated to destruction. Medusa is lying asleep, dreaming of a more human world without borders.
|paintings / illustration|