Born of slime and decay – 2022

installation

mixed media / acrylic, textile acrylic, pen, varnish on canvas
108 x 153 cm
2022

This piece was created for the exhibition 'Born of slime and decay'. It is a citation from Herbert Wendt's book The Sex Life of the Animals. As an altarpiece, the text work can create the interior of a shrine. Childhood memories mingle with a personal experience drawn from the present. Two memories of the banks of the Danube are intertwined in a dialogue between a childhood spent on the banks of the wild Danube in the marshes of Mohács and later memories of the Danube in Budapest, which is visually presented as a projection of a fictional vision. In the work, the female characters of three generations appear blurred and flowing into each other, my mother as a little girl, my grandmother as a young mother and me, my present adult self.

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