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Moyra Davey
From May 6th 1989 to May 28th 1989
Travaux récents

I used to have a fantasy where I would imagine a smooth, swirling even-textured disk which would swell gradually, transforming itself into a giant, fibrous mass. I had a certain amount of control over this incarnation and could cause it to mutate back and forth between its polar extremes. To me this daydream, this constant gentle swing between the scatological and the serene represents that double bind we refer to as a nature of eroticism.

In a similar way "Bataille" conceived to the big toe as emblematic of both human baseness, following from its contiguity with mud and soil, and human loftiness, by virtus of its ability to represent the transition from the bestial. This duality figures in the relation of a downward slanting frieze of faces which hang opposite a row of giant, larva-like toes, suggesting the possibility of a meeting. Staggered across the long wall which separates toes from faces is a constellation of titled sequences. Many of these works are metaphoric invocations of a notion of eroticism somehow linken to a metaphysics of death; others suggest narratives of a suspended desire not yet rested on an object choice; all are bound with the idea of the photograph as both reminder and disavowal of loss.
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Moyra Davey is a photographer and is living in New York."