The Bird Woman vs the Acephali of the man

Februar 19, 2017

The Bird Woman vs the Acephali of the man

The new art project of Alexandra Bolzer is a profound cooperation with the carinthian philosopher Peter Goricnik. Goricnik’s work delves into the works of surrealist philosophers like Georges Bataille, who’s theorie of modernity created the legendary man without a head.

This man without a head is a symbol of the non-sovereignty of the sanity. He explains this Acephali i. a. with the exceptinal theory: The Age of Enlightenment must enlighten itself.

Goricnik’s moving antithesis for this is the libidinous bird woman as a model of society in accordance with the egalitarian principle connected to matriarchy. The Pigeon symbolizes the spirit and the beauty of the goddess of wisdom: Sophia.

Bolzer explores this thesis with her profound, contemporary visual language that was specifically designed for this purpose. Her result will be a new series of works as a result of this research and exploration.





Birdqueen #03












die schöne Sophia