ANTIGONE: FREEDOM FIGHTER

The Power of Love

Ἀντιγόνη #1 2024, Digital C-Type print 12″x 16″.

Ἀντιγόνη #2 2024, Digital C-Type print 12″x 16″.

Ἀντιγόνη #3 2024, Digital C-Type print 12″x 16″.

Ἀντιγόνη #4 2024, Digital C-Type print 12″x 16″.

Ἀντιγόνη #5 2024, Digital C-Type print 12″x 16″.

Perpetual war. Escalating urgency. Somehow, we need to activate our individual and collective agency, and bring pressure to bear. These recent photographic works reconfigure an ongoing project as a series of what ifs, to re-imagine Antigone, as a hero for today, not as a tragic victim, but as a freedom fighter, that chooses to fight oppression with defiant love.

The dress and objects: landmine, M4 tanks, AK47s, 20m of barbed wire, B21 stealth bomber, Doric columns, capitols, torso, body bag, are all hand sewn, made out of canvas, chosen for its origins in sail cloth and the artist’s support. Soft and futile. Left blank to accept the projection of the mind. White for its conscientious objection to all forms of violence.