St. Petersburg, summer 2012
Yusupov palace, home theatre
Beware toxic lovers who substitute knives for nails, whose bodies are painted with wounds from their partner, and who have a dangerous love for pain. passionate and untamed, they take pleasure in blissful sadism, marking their territory in wounds upon each other while hunting those that surround them. seemingly ordinary, the two save their animalistic natures for when they are together, transforming into the monsters they truly are when met with each other’s touch.
Al Mutanabbi’s proverb:
“Just because you see the lion’s teeth, don’t assume that the lion is smiling”
The quote is written exactly six times through the image of this lion.