“Ancient bisexual woman was inventor, scientist, builder, artist, healer, producer of craft and culture, shaman, ecstatic visionary warrior, and leader. This is our total potential, when our life energies are not divided against themselves, and against us, blocked and distorted by cultural and religious stereotypes. This is just the beginning of our potential, when our energies are able to flow out freely to create the world-as symbolized by the self-sustaining power of the gynandrous Great Mother. (70)
THE GREAT COSMIC MOTHER: REDISCOVERING THE RELIGION OF THE EARTH by Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor HarperCollins, 1991, p. 70.
Adam Fuss untitled_2003
Most impressive are the photograms of British photographer Adam Fuss, who, like Kasper, comes from a fashion background. Fuss’s brilliantly pigmented photogram print of an incandescent butterfly chrysalis, Untitled (2003), examines time through the life-cycle of a caterpillar’s metamorphosis. Measuring over 6 feet tall, the chrysalis has an electrifying presence, radiating a color-saturated ethereality that feels almost holy, reminding of the perpetual transformations that all life forms encounter as time steadily presses on.
“Things became duplicated in Tlön; they also tend to become effaced and lose their details when they are forgotten. A classic example is the doorway which survived so long as it was visited by a beggar and disappeared at his death. At times some birds, a horse, have saved the ruins of an amphitheater.”
Jorge Luis Borges, Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius , (1940
IMAGE: Tapies, Pathos, 1988