06 Sep 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
Clark House Initiative
Exhibition Space (Lower Deck Last Room)
In a pine forest loaded with mushrooms an encounter with the Goddess Hekate emerges. In a moonlit bed inspired by the moon scene in Les Amants by Louis Malle the meaning of a woman´s beauty is transformed. The only actor in the film Hekate rising is asleep, dreamed of, outdoors on a dreamy meadow. In an image-driven tribute to analogue film, poetry and psychedelia the Goddess Hekate is evoked. A psychedelic love story about eternal love originating from a feminine and prehistoric power.
The voice in the film utilizes desire and ASMR-technic (autonomous sensory meridian response), a seductiveness normally described as female, which is mostly allowed to exist and express itself in relation to a traditional male desire. Instead of giving pleasure on request the voice expresses its erotic power to invoke the Goddess Hekate.
ASMR as a form of semi-soft porn has been an internet phenomenon for years, where female voices cater to male pleasure. In summoning Hekate, the artist is hoping to find a feminism before and outside of today´s patriarchal capitalism, where contemporary feminism has sometimes failed. The capitalist paradigm is all-encompassing in its nature and devours resisting outposts. Instead of reinventing the wheel, could we re-evaluate the past and revive methods from before its takeover; from matriarchy?