Stills from a performance for camera, inspired by the photographs of Unica Zürn taken by Hans Bellmer
"The disruption of body parts has an important function for Bellmer. He is fascinated by the ‘bubbles’ of flesh that are created and the inability of the mind to understand what it sees. For Bellmer ‘the imagination derives exclusively from bodily experiences’ and language is hardly sufficient to describe ‘the interoceptive images of the body’. It is the places where the viscera intercept with desired excitation that he is interested in unveiling. These could be any point of focus where desire is submitted to by an internal impulse leaving the rest of the body to disappear or be displaced.”
— Miranda Argyle, Hans Bellmer and The Games of the Doll
Woman with Whip from the series Venus in Furs by Salvador Dali, 1969
The Transformation of the Biological Precepts Into Mental Concepts in Recognising Visual Images by John Seven
Le Bain avec Andromede by Felix Labisse, 1944 [crop]
From set of nine lithographs illustrating poems by Robert Desnos
Tragic Anatomies by Jake and Dinos Chapman, 1996
The Chapmans’ aim is to unearth the contradictions and hypocrisies present in contemporary culture, posing questions but providing no answers.
“There’s nothing we’ve done here that can rival the darkness of the imaginations of children. They aren’t the innocents that adults want them to be.” -J.C.
2. Mirror, Mirror On The Floor Your Dad’s A Prick Your Mom’s A Whore
3. Catherine Milner
Fibreglass, resin and paint
Homage to Philosophy / Music Harmony by Salvador Dali, 1976
Girl with Hoop by Hans Bellmer, 1967
Deshabillage by Hans Bellmer, 1943
Untitled (Double-Sided Portrait of Unica Zürn) by Hans Bellmer, 1954
Collage #94 by Karel Teige, 1939
Hans Bellmer - ”Les Quatre Filles” (The Four Girls)”
drypoint etching, published by Georges Visat in 1970.
Felicia Olin. Fertility.