“What is this maid with whom thou wast at play? Your eld’st acquaintance cannot be three hours” (2009)

The videoloop was inspired by the painting "Pygmalion and Galatea" by Jean-Léon Gérômes. I was interested in the moment of first sight, and how the painting captures this moment of dynamic stasis. It is not far to seek a similiarity in Galatea from the "Metamorphoses" by Ovid and in Miranda from Shakespeares "The Tempest". Miranda beholds of Ferdinand under the same circumstances as Galatea first lays eyes on Pygmalion.

The videoloop was inspired by the painting “Pygmalion and Galatea” by Jean-Léon Gérômes. I was interested in the moment of first sight, and how the painting captures this moment of dynamic stasis. It is not far to seek a similiarity in Galatea from the “Metamorphoses” by Ovid and in Miranda from Shakespeares “The Tempest”. Miranda beholds of Ferdinand under the same circumstances as Galatea first lays eyes on Pygmalion.