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Jackson, Melanie, 2017, Other, Hellmouth Arts catalyst, London, UK.

Abstract or Description:

From the Anglo Saxon period of art right through the middle ages hell is imagined as a gaping mouth, such as a mouth that might belong to a great beast, or a sea creature. It is dark, cavernous, ever hungry. Hellmouth is a detached organ, obeying a reflex action, flesh that blindly pursues its bodily function even though it is separated from an active body. The mouth is engorged chomping away locked in its own hell of eternal consumption, unsatiated, insatiable. It is a body unravelled, grotesque and monstrous. It is a body part stripped of subjectivity, as you will be so.

Official URL: https://www.artscatalyst.org/sites/default/files/p...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Funders: Arts Council England
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2018 13:10
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2018 13:10
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3505

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