the language of the underland
RCA2020, July 2020
Work installed in an empty retail premises during lockdown
- only cats were invited
Ceramic, plaster, paper mache, raw clay, sand, found objects
Positioned outside the gates of the city, the Sphinx is liminal – an outsider, both protector and monster. The Sphinx is a riddle. She perverts semiotics and language. In the story of Oedipus, the Sphinx is pre oedipal – pre language. She speaks in a questioning voice, the language of the underland.