Fritz Brill - Feuersteinkopf, Hofgeismar, ca. 1950
Ladislav Postupa - Utopie, 1958
Nicola Samorì - Skin Sculpture (Dionysus visits Icarius)
Christo (right) and filmmaker Charles Wilp (left) - Wrapped Woman, 1963
Valie Export - Asemie - Die Unfähigkeit, sich durch Mienenspiel ausdrücken zu können (Asémie - l’incapacité à s’exprimer à travers des signes)1973 Autriche, à Vienne, en 1973
Harry Callahan - Eleanor, Chicago, ca.1948
MOONDOGS is a work in progress by Eva Wollenberg and Tomeu Coll, as Mr Knife & Mrs Teeth, their raw alter egos. It is an imaginary and emotional exploration of their isolated lands as well as of their friendship. They journey across Badlands in the small island of Mallorca and into the French Vosges mountains, in a territory where daily life often feels like an episode of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. These geographical areas become existential stages where archetypes, illusions, and mysterious people living on the fringe blossom. Exploring creative freedom and the dreamy part of reality, they rediscover their homelands through each other’s eyes. In overly restrictive social environments, animals guide and protect them. They become symbols of their primitive selves seeking expression and integration into consciousness. As sentences from real and imaginary world merge, confusion opens new roads. To see Moondogs, one must be able to see in the dark.
A moondog, moon dog, or mock moon, (scientific name paraselene, plural paraselenae, i.e. “beside the moon”) noun. par·a·se·le·ne [par-uh-si-lee-nee]), is a rare circular spot on a lunar halo caused by the refraction of moonlight by ice crystals in clouds. They are similar to sundogs, but are rarer because the moon must be bright and full so they can appear. The subtle light of moondogs doesn’t activate the cone cells of human eyes, so they seem colorless.
First preview of Moondogs made public at exact full moon, 16th March 2014, at 17:08 UTC
© Eva Wollenberg & Tomeu Coll / Mr Knife & Mrs Teeth
Le doute est l’école de la vérité. — Francis Bacon