La Grande Bouffe
A staged space about man, animal, lust and death
by Margret Eicher
30 / 11 / 19 to 01 / 02 / 20
Opening on Saturday, November 30th from 19:00
Mark Gisbourne, art critic and curator, will address the introduction.
The inspiration and starting point for Margret Eicher’s spatial production is the French-Italian feature La Grande Bouffe (The Big Eat) from 1973, directed by Marco Ferrera and starring Marcello Mastroianni, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi and Andréa Ferréol. In the film plot an almost solemn collective suicide is staged with excessive eating and sexual excess.
The Zagreus project shows a media tapestry, and a wall-filling ornament that also covers the surface of the dining table. The main motif of the tapestry shows shot red and wild boar citing Dutch still life painting in correspondence to female porcelain figures. The result is an erotic fluid in which the animal appears as a multi-layered projection surface of human desires. The alliance of sexuality and death is shown here in a surprising impression.
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