Penelopiad

Words

The installation ‘Penelopiad’ by Lightning & Kinglyface aka Anna Fulmine and Victoria Shahrokh, uses a white, stretched canvas as a metaphor for human skin. Named after a novella by Margaret Atwood, the artwork fills the entire room, stretching from the floor to the ceiling, held down by eerie white hands. Referring to the narrative of Penelope who tricked herself out of marriage using a shroud, the piece represents the shrouds we weave around us, the lies we tell and the trouble or effort that is associated with them all in order to avoid entanglement.

All images © Thomas Brown

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