Eleusinian projection

In the darkness of the night, the darkness of a blindfold, and the inner darkness of the mind, someone is witness to transformations of nature and of language. The two meld together in what is essentially one more attempt to remember a dream that was repressed and forgotten millennia ago.

There has been much speculation as to what was the secret at the heart of the Eleusinian Mysteries. This work visually explores some of the more recent suppositions such as the the connection between ergot (claviceps purpurea) and the purple cape of Demeter, as well as the murex purple phoinikis worn by officials at Eleusis. While this video work is directly inspired by depictions of Heracles initiation into the Mysteries, the imagery also contain projections by both the artist and others on the subject of the Eleusinan Mysteries.

This work is a part of the exhibition Never Again ◎ which was a collaboration between me and Rickard Ljungdahl Eklund, further documentation can be found here.