The Eighth King
Religion and human behaviour have shared an intricate and reflexive connection throughout history. The Eighth King explores the complex relationship between Christian heritage and the development of the human psyche towards a pattern of self-destructive behaviour. Anchored in my own upbringing, the work examines the representation of female sexuality within Christian iconography, and its impact on the woman that I am today. The Eighth King references Babylon, the female protagonist of the eponymous myth whom I identify with. By pointing the camera at myself, objects of desires, family heirlooms, and desolate landscapes, the constructed images of this series bridge the mythological and the ontological. The images also highlight how the myth echoes the lives of women in my family.
James Bugg • Maddy Cairns • Courtney Cheasley • Sam Forsyth-Gray • Fuad Osmancevic • Ania Skup • James Thorn • Charlotte Vignau •