Ritual of Metamorphosis

Ritual of Metamorphosis

This video installation is inspired by motives from old Slavic mythology, which is comparable by its rich structure to its better-known counterparts coming from ancient Greek or Indian cultures.

The film revolves around a ritual that typically takes place on the night of the spring equinox. Initiated women bind together and transform into beings of extraordinary powers, invoking elements of nature to assist them in their travel across the boundaries of ordinary reality.

The installation was made for the exhibition “The Nude” (Naakt) in the gallery “Genootschap Kunstliefde” in Utrecht as a part of the celebration of 200 years of the gallery’s existence.

Later “Ritual of Metamorphosis” was shown in many European cities.

The installation includes two simultaneous video projections: one on the gallery wall and another on the screen stretched across the ceiling.