Death defeats, creates, repeats
double projection video, 21 min. 40 sec.
"death defeats, creates, repeats" is inspired by the phenomenon of ritualistic cannibalism, a strive to acquire the essence of another person by consuming parts of his/her body. cannibalism is deeply embedded in the romantic lore of mankindŐs evolution - tied to mythology, religion, witchcraft and heroism. it exemplifies the instinctive human desire to gain control over death, and ultimately, triumph over it.
the video depicts us eating each other's heads in the form of artisan cakes. these hyperrealistic pastries are our life-size portraits and carry an uncanny resemblance to our real selves. the performance in which we struggle with the initial intimidation and later with the sweetness of the cake gradually shifts from an epicurean feast into an endurance quest.