Sophia Kosmaoglou Une Petite Mort (A rite of passage), 1999. Performance and multi-channel sound installation, Fleisherei Blasse, Weimar. Video, mini DV/VHS, duration 11 min

Une Petite Mort (1999)

Sophia Kosmaoglou Une Petite Mort (A rite of passage), 1999. Performance and multi-channel sound installation, Fleisherei Blasse, Weimar. Video, mini DV/VHS, duration 11 min
Sophia Kosmaoglou Une Petite Mort (A rite of passage), 1999. Performance and multi-channel sound installation, Fleisherei Blasse, Weimar. Video, mini DV/VHS, duration 11 min
Sophia Kosmaoglou Une Petite Mort (A rite of passage), 1999. Performance and multi-channel sound installation, Fleisherei Blasse, Weimar. Video, mini DV/VHS, duration 11 min
Sophia Kosmaoglou Une Petite Mort (A rite of passage), 1999. Performance and multi-channel sound installation, Fleisherei Blasse, Weimar. Video, mini DV/VHS, duration 11 min
Sophia Kosmaoglou Une Petite Mort (A rite of passage), 1999. Performance and multi-channel sound installation, Fleisherei Blasse, Weimar. Video, mini DV/VHS, duration 11 min
Sophia Kosmaoglou Une Petite Mort (A rite of passage), 1999. Performance and multi-channel sound installation, Fleisherei Blasse, Weimar. Video, mini DV/VHS, duration 11 min
Sophia Kosmaoglou Une Petite Mort (A rite of passage), 1999. Performance and multi-channel sound installation, Fleisherei Blasse, Weimar. Video, mini DV/VHS, duration 11 min
Sophia Kosmaoglou Une Petite Mort (A rite of passage), 1999. Performance and multi-channel sound installation, Fleisherei Blasse, Weimar. Video, mini DV/VHS, duration 11 min
Sophia Kosmaoglou Une Petite Mort (A rite of passage), 1999. Performance and multi-channel sound installation, Fleisherei Blasse, Weimar. Video, mini DV/VHS, duration 11 min
Sophia Kosmaoglou Une Petite Mort (A rite of passage), 1999. Performance and multi-channel sound installation, Fleisherei Blasse, Weimar. Video, mini DV/VHS, duration 11 min
Une Petite Mort (A rite of passage), 1999. Performance and multi-channel sound installation, Fleisherei Blasse, Weimar. Video, mini DV/VHS, duration 11 min
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On 4 December 1999, the citizens of Weimar were invited to celebrate the occasion of my initiation into the society of the carnivores. The event is a celebration and commemoration of the deliberate transgression of a personal taboo effective since my childhood. The transgression is the culmination of a personal history, an allegory for human moral evolution, from an unbridled state of animal voracity to the orderly and sophisticated world of limits and prohibitions. The sound installation is an exploration of the performance’s motivations through the perspectives of four personas.

PERSONAE
SOPHIA
Steffanie Jockel
SCIENTIST
Julia Draganovic
PHILOSOPHER
Knut B.
ALTER PERSONA
Claudia Haubolt

SOUND COMPOSITION Reimar Kosack
TRANSLATION
Julia Draganovic
COCOON
Charlottle Schemish Silk Frock, Empire Style (1800-1830)
LOCKS Biedermeier
Style (1815-1850)
TALISMAN
Cithaerias pyropina
CAMERA
Ronny Pohl, Jana Schmidt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Claus Bach, Gordon Schmidt, Stathis Panagoulis
EDITING
Nikos Economides, George Analitis
EXHIBITIONS
Hautnah, Galerie ACC, Weimar (Cat)
COURTESY Galerie ACC, Weimar and the artist EDITION 2 + artist’s copy
Sophia Kosmaoglou UNE PETITTE MORT A rite of passage (1999)
. Performance and multi-channel sound installation, Fleisherei Blasse, Weimar. Video, mini DV/VHS, duration 11 min.