The Báthory-dress is woven of medical tubes.
Using compressed air, it gradually fills with red liquid.

Alluding to the character of the female vampire, the dress picks out the coining of certain ideas about a 'monstrous feminine' as its central theme. Referencing
in particular the character of Elisabeth Báthory, the
dress points at historic origins as well as the literary exploitation that have coined the imagery surrounding the myth.

Contrasting of cruelty and beauty, the interplay of pathology and aesthetics as well as the make-believe opposition of femaleness and violence 'flow' into the performance, the staging and the object itself. The process of metamorphosis - the transparent dress gradually getting filled with red liquid - points to the inner change from a neutral to an aggressive moment via the outward transformation.

 

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