insect videos ( on 8inch screens)
of ghosts and hauntings, ASKT, Athens Greece
Personal loss and it’s consequences are the subject of the two video-pairs where actions of the artist are put in comparison to the movement of an ant or bumblebee.
The known movement of the insect symbolizes continuity in life, it is what we expect them to do without questioning their actions. They do refer also to different aspects, touched upon in the paired videos of the artist: trying to find a way back to security (the ant) or the erotic connotation that arises when watching the bumblebee getting nectar out of the flower petals.
In two other videos, the flies and the beetle are used to express feelings that arise after a personal loss, like helplessness and stress or being trapped in a recurring situation.
The Insects in these videos are used as a reference to the masses, since their actions are always interpreted as these of a member of a specific group, which conform to its rules. They are part of a whole, never regarded as individuals, but as units of a system.
the walk, 2:57min
the rub, 2:50min