"Somewhere there is a Siren. The disembodied female voice is perhaps even more horrific than the female body. The dark in itself is not as frightening as the imagination it lures.
Sound produces an image – hearing the female voice provokes an imagination, and our cultural imagination of the female runs wildly through the depths of monstrosity. Throughout the history of folklore, film, and popular culture, the female voice is gendered, sensationalised, feared and fantasised as much as the female body – always on the unstable borders between the angelic and the horrific.
Like the voice, Body Loss erupts from the mouth – that tunnel between interiority and exteriority, biology and language, materiality and meaning – the fantasy and the gateway through which one can eat the world which is consuming it." (A.G.)
Hydrangea is a myth about myths created by Holly Childs and J. G. Biberkopf. The work follows two characters: Belief and Knowledge as they navigate an ancient forest, in which they come upon a book entitled “Gnarled Roots of a Creation Theory”, named after the PhD thesis of an Australian computer scientist and entrepreneur who claims to be the architect of Bitcoin.