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Half-women, half-architecture, these sculptures appear to have been carved out of Escher-esque dreamscapes, like residual fragments of the artist’s unconscious made manifest.
What makes the Sirens seductive lies in a form of deceptive evidence: as you walk among them, the seemingly familiar and universal trope of the ‘woman in red’ becomes an object of scrutiny. What are we reading into it? What do we assume?
The female body shares with the monster the privilege of bringing out a unique blend of fascination and horror,’ writes Rosi Braidotti in her 1994 essay ‘Mother, Monsters, Machines’. It is, she adds, a ‘fundamental structure of the mechanism of desire’.