Manah Depauw : Eden Central
Why do communities feel the need to stage their fear? Are they invoking occult powers just to be able to expel them more easily? Depauw is fascinated by the fragile balance between madness and possession, simulation and acting. In her quest for a primordial Eden, she draws from mythology, carnival and folklore: inexhaustible sources of inspiration for the masks, costumes and iconography running through her latest work. She conceives her Eden Central as a deep jungle, a world of science fiction where people attempt to get away from savagery to attain civilisation. Ultimately, to become human beings...