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.
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.