ÜLKÜ ÇAĞLAYAN :: ÜLCUE CHALAYAN
2023 BRINK OF THE ABYSS, 2-metre Glass bow, string, animal fur and four arrows
This work is the imminent state of transformative experiences such as an implosive orgasm, love or death.
In spite of the rigid and static form of the suspended arrow and bow they convey a sense of readiness to shoot.
Made from glass its non-flexible structure paradoxically emphasizes the significance of war rituals and the necessity of thoughtful consideration before violence.
This weapon specifically utilizes vagina fluids for intentional killings on the battlefield.
Referring to Georges Bataille’s definition of
the erotic as sexuality unto death or the brink
, the erotic becomes a lacerating force that leads to the completely other or dissolution.