MAISON MÉNADES

exhibition view from Bucareli Act, 9.-14. April 2013, Mexico City

In Greek mythology, Ménades (Greek: μαινάδες, mainádes, litterally translated as "the raving ones") were the female companions of Dionysus. Often the maenads were portrayed as inspired by Dionysus into a state of ecstatic frenzy, through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication. In this state, they would have complete control over the human species where they would make them lose all self-control, begin shouting excitedly, engage in uncontrolled sexual behavior and ritualistically hunt down and tear to pieces animals—and devouring the raw flesh or heart. During these rites, the maenads would dress in fawn and snake skins and carry a thyrsus, a long stick wrapped in vine leaves and tipped by a pineapple.

  how to become a flower
- pieces of fake arne jacobsen chairs, rearranged
mexico 2013
  fruits of paradise
- triptych, analog foto prints from a disposable, framed, 65x95cm each
isla Bonita, mexico city, marseille, 2012-13
sirens calling
-atrium with plants and fog
mexico 2013
  sirens calling
-atrium with plants and fog
mexico 2013
  permeable skin
-black goat skin with holes, hanging on two long nails
mexico 2013
  permeable skin
-white goat skin with holes, hanging on two long nails
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the blond or the black or the brunette mobile
-chrome tubes, wires, wigs, led
mexico 2013