ALL ABOUT EVE
curated by A propos
sponsored by Roman Road London
Costume design : Marianthi Xatzikidi
Graphic Design newspapers: Sofia Kouloukouri and Studio Juniper
Bronze : Kostas Blitzes
photos : Deniz Güzel
Hi, I'm Eve.
Some call me Eve the Living, which sounds like a luxury furniture brand or a movie with zombies but was actually intended as a fertility blessing. These days I go by my stage name Eve. I am a one-hit celebrity that grew up to hate the play she starred in. It is so strange to see your life stolen away from you only to be twisted over and over again. I complained, I manifested against it and for years I felt dispossessed and sad. Now I feel enraged and ready. But you all know Genesis, right? Don't know if you've read it but I can say one thing for sure. It is badly written. I am terribly disappointed to discover how no one ever considered re-telling that story. But offcourse most of the time, as a woman, you're either not in the story, or if you are, its badly written.
I'm here for the re-write.
‘As a woman, you’re either not in the story, or if you are, it’s badly written. I am here for the rewrite’.
ALL ABOUT EVE is a feminist retelling of the Biblical story of Eve the first woman on Earth. Retracing a long unaddressed heritage of female guilt, and playfully revisiting mythological and religious iconography, Eve’s story is re-written through different media, from tabloids to ex-votos and sigils. Guilt as a weight to bear is made literal through sculptures of custom-made gym weights as well as the performance EVE SYNDROME.