/ db / demeter meets baubo

db presents the ritual meeting or the co-existence of two female figures. The video on the left shows demetra staging her never ending cycles. On the right sits baubo, the headless goddess who used to look from the bosom and speak from the vagina.

On the one side the biological-political woman, the female trinity who gives life and death; on the other the sexual woman without any function, neither in the reproduction nor in the social sense, carring no “knowledge” but wit.

Their language is not common; their setting is static, their expression excessive, their outfits plain and simple.
In the background, human time is scrolling by.

picture of video installation with Demeter meeting goddess Baubo

© susanna schoenberg & KHM 2002
2 channel videoprojection / 5 min loop / 2002
performers: laura maschlanka, valeria risi,
elenore schaefer, anja kloth
camera: marit mohndorf
dressdesign: cinzia cioffi
make up: fiona franke
set assistance: isabel briskorn, catherine nocca,
liana zanfrisco
morphing: ruben malchow
editing support: matthias neuenhofer

picture of video installation with Demeter, headless and speaking vagina goddess Baubo and background video
db / Altitude 02 / Cologne 2002 / phographers: KHM.
another point of view of video installation with Demeter meeting Baubo
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