Perdepis

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Perdepis (Clausena anisata) 520 x 220 x 140 mm 2017

“Those who travel in Cognito,

Their very lives can depend on a hunch.

They eat intuition for breakfast

And sip cold paranoia at lunch”

-Tom Robbins

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She always wanted to be a bad girl

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"She always wanted to be a bad girl" 2016 Cotton thread and rubber 92 x 65 cm

“She always wanted to be a bad girl” 2016 Cotton thread and rubber 92 x 65 cm

It’s true…since childhood I preferred the ‘bad guys’ in stories more that the good ones. Why?

Well, because they are funny, sometimes they try harder, even when ‘good’ are sure to win. I also find their characters more interesting- and nobody ‘likes’ them…I have a soft-spot for outcasts.

My brother used to have He-Man toys, and back in the day there was a whole television series about it. Skeletor wasn’t portrayed as being very clever….I guess that’s why I don’t find him scary.

Metamorphic humour, which seizes the objects of fear, like beasts, and turns them into something different, something reassuring and even desirable has been the most wildly and successfully adopted stratagem in the confrontation of fear.

Attitudes to scariness change over time…needless to say not everyone enjoys being scared. (from the book: No go the Bogeyman by Marina Warner

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"Wie die laaste lag, lag die lekkerste" Cotton thread, rubber and vintage photograph 26 x 22 cm

“Wie die laaste lag, lag die lekkerste” Cotton thread, rubber and vintage photograph 26 x 22 cm

“Cebes laughed.  Suppose we are afraid, Socrates, he said….

Probably even in us there is a little boy who has these childish terrors.  Try to persuade him not to be afraid of death as though it were a bogey.

What you should do, said Socrates, is to say a magic spell over him every day until you have charmed his fears away.

But, Socrates, said Simonias, where can we find a magician who understands these spells now that you….are leaving us?

Greece is a large country, Cebes, he replied.

-Plato, Phaedo