Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Confessions of Mademoiselle G.

Margaret Evangeline's site-specific installation, Confessions of Mademoiselle G., was inspired by the real Mademoiselle G., a young 19th Century French woman documented in medical journals as being pathologically sexualized. The paper atop the table is twisted in a way to conjure images of bedsheets, and burned in places, one is to assume by the heat of Mademoiselle's passions. To delve deeper into her story, read The Erotic Imagination: French Histories of Perversity by Vernon A. Rosario. Confessions of Mademoiselle G. will be on view at the Ogden until January 4, 2009. Photo by David Houston.

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