Ecce Homo by Evelyn Bencicova
- Caroline Kurze
In Evelyn Bencicova’s series ‘Ecce Homo,’ many faceless nude bodies appear in strange positions. Some are lying on shelves or tables, while others are sprawled in masses on the floor. Ecce Homo is Latin for ‘behold the man,’ a common artistic motif with Biblical origins that has been expanded to include depictions of violence and war. Although Evelyn Bencicova’s scenes are not necessarily violent, they’re still wrapped in mystery, leaving the viewer in the dark about what has actually happened to these contorted bodies.