GOLDSMITHS | BA Fine Art & History of Art 2016

Xanthe Horner



Xanthe Horner’s work addresses the relationship between the archaic and the contemporary through the mythopoetic Fox Woman. From Bacchanalian abandon to tv soaps, common tropes are traced back to their origins in a retelling and a showing of the sacred feminine. For Madwomen Only is a three part performance which harnesses ritual, story telling and the margins between embodiment and display, inviting the audience to partake in a myth’s coming into being.
 by Xanthe Horner

Xanthe Horner’s work addresses the relationship between the archaic and the contemporary through the mythopoetic Fox Woman. From Bacchanalian abandon to tv soaps, common tropes are traced back to their origins in a retelling and a showing of the sacred feminine. For Madwomen Only is a three part performance which harnesses ritual, story telling and the margins between embodiment and display, inviting the audience to partake in a myth’s coming into being.