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Goth Moth
Emma Talbot, Stella Vine, Tobi Deeson, Cathy Lomax, Alex Michon,
Nicky Magliulo, Mimei Thompson, Shane Waltener, Claire Pestaille


November 20 – December 19 2004 Fri – Sun 1-6pm
Alex Michon

Psychobilly Death Doll -
Acrylic on Board 2004

"It is terrible to write these words, but we live in awful times" wrote Mary Shelly in 1843. Bewitched and charmed by late to the 20th century Gothic fables, visual history is liquid, it travels and transmutes from the now to then to now seeking out the "revolutionary energies in the outmoded" (Walter Benjamin). New narratives are created from back in the day images. Goth, recycled, reclaimed, fresh life animated into the hoary old monster.

It is well known that Mary Shelly wrote the story of Frankenstein after a nightmare. But for Mary, the nighmare was a very real one she lived in her own life - her own mother Mary Wollstonecraft died giving birth to Mary and two of her children died in infancy. Dead babies, monsters, nightmares and psychobilly death dolls these are my halluconatory Gothic fables

Alex Michon 2004