I created my replica out of white chocolate in order to consume it in real time. Initially the feeling was pleasant, as I moved on a feeling of nausea took over leading me to an intense sugar high state with mood swings due to the hyperconsumption of sugar.
Feeding the ego through the self, inquiring investigation,recognition and then cannibalism. I am feeding from my own existence. Recognising myself as the enemy. Oppression and nurturing as a path to eternal survival. Continuous orphic cycle. The mouth as a primitive gate, sensor of information, flavour and sexualitty. Link to the mother's breast, also a medium of expression and self-definition. A translation medium of consciousness and at the same time a weapon.
Concept, direction & performance: Anna Papathanasiou
Assistant: Foivos Papadopoulos
Cinematography: Thodoris Zigkiris
Prop creation: Antonis Stabelos, Nikoleta Katsamperi & Anna Papathanasiou
Presented at: ASFA, Beton 7, Athens 2014
Palais de Paris, Tokyo video-art Biennale, Tokyo 2015