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Heroines, Birds and Monsters

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May 28 to June 18, 2020

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Illusions Vol. III, Antigone, 2019  + INFO

Heroines, Birds and Monsters series, Creon Act I, 2020   + INFO

 

“What if history has not been told properly?

What if only some of its characters have been revealed

as part of the narrative?”

Heroines, Birds and Monsters series, Creon Act I, 2020. + INFO

 

“What if history has not been told properly?

And what if our history is haunted by cyclical violence

precisely because it has not been buried properly?”

Heroines, Birds and Monsters series, Creon Act III, 2020. + INFO

Heroines, Birds and Monsters series, Creon and Haemon, 2020. + INFO

“You see how the trees  

that are bend beside the storming

winter floods save even their twigs,

while those that resist change 

are torn up by their own roots”

Heroines, Birds and Monsters series, Antigone, 2020. + INFO

“I buried my brother, 

and I would do it again.

I follow the law of humanity.

And I would say, that all these people here 

would approve of what I have done, 

if fear did not shut their mouths.

You are just a man,

You do not live forever, 

and each man writes his own law.

I follow the law of humanity.”

Heroines, Birds and Monsters series, Sphinx Act I, 2020

“The Sphinx had the face of a woman, the body of a lion and wings like a bird.

She was placed by the gods at the gates of the city, because something terrible had happened in the past.

She would devour anyone who would not give the correct answer to her riddle, for one must know its own history.”

Heroines, Birds and Monsters series, Sphinx Act I, 2020. + INFO

“The Sphinx had the face of a woman, 

the body of a lion and wings like a bird.

She was placed by the gods 

at the gates of the city, 

because something terrible 

had happened in the past.

She would devour anyone who would 

not give the correct answer to her riddle, 

for one must know its own history.”

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Heroines, Birds and Monsters series, Triptych 1, Antigone, 2020. + INFO

123.Heroines, Birds and Monsters Series,

Heroines, Birds and Monsters series, Triptych 2, Sphinx, 2020. + INFO

Storyteller#1, 2020. + INFO