"Constanin Brancusi’s 1910 “Sleeping Muse,” a marble sculpture of mythical status, is at the center of Dana Darvish’s new exhibition. Following his muse sculpture, Brancusi often returned to the theme of the reclining face, increasingly aspiring to a higher level of abstraction. In a series of doublings, distortions and overlays evocative of the modern master’s own intensive preoccupation with this theme, Darvish sets out to awaken the sleeping muse, taking the loss of the face – and in fact the loss of the muse – as her starting point for the series..."
The Gods' Sorrow | צער האלים 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..."