The Gods' Sorrow

Video, 8:00 min, 2002

״In her work “The Gods’ Sorrow” (2002) Dana Darvish devises a nightmare vision of vicious matriarchial rule, with women warriors, harem concubines and showgirls alongside eunuchs and dogs — all loyal servants of a carnal and ruthless female monster. In “The Gods’ Sorrow”, much like Bataille’s “Story of the Eye” there is an excess of cruelty, sex and death, a visual deluge aimed at provoking a response from the viewer..."

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