The video takes its inspiration from the beauty of Bakkhai’s otherness and Euripides's depiction of Dionysus as the representation of... Read More
The video takes its inspiration from the beauty of Bakkhai’s otherness and Euripides's depiction of Dionysus as the representation of the world’s alternative reality and departure from conventional truth. Dionysos’ arrival in Thebes in this context is acute description of social breach – an intrusion of excluded reality in a well-established order, which undermines position of those, who were/are on top of the state structure. Dionysus, as someone who transcends all forms and evades all their definitions, undermines the structure itself. S/He is a sensuality, voluptuousness, brutality, instinct, the abandonment of the self, group emotion, hallucination and identification with nature. S/He makes human different from their normal, controlled selves. S/He goes against any struggle to define someone’s identity, culturally expected gender, race, sexuality or behaviour. S/He is a change, is a way to overcome the dead-end “banality” of our social confines, to open other possibilities to get out of them, with lives worth living and a world worth living in.