'The Hypernominal Escape From The Self Replicating Goblin Cossacks: Plate 1 (Cropped for Insta) - 🎨 @thevidiot.tv
Liitle backstory on this series.
My great, great grandfather, Benjamin Bresinskie B. 1857, in Belarus/Russia, was born into a family of Cossack military aristocracy (and criminal underground).
Deeply malcontent with his fated life and his burning need to become an artist, he fled his family in the night and into the cold winter.
To find shelter with limited options, he killed a horse, gutted it and slept in it to survive. Later he would flee to Austria where he met my great, great grandmother, Emestina, an Austrian Jew.
They moved to Australia in 1904 and became naturalised citizens. Benjamin would fulfill his wish and became an artist/set designer and decorator for Melbourne theatres.
This work seeks to represent the phantasms that haunt the ancestral memory, the pursuit and the dread that Benjamin must have felt facing the certain death if he was recaptured by his family. And the wanton pursuit of the need to fulfill an existential purpose that cannot be ignored.
In the ancestral memory, the phantasms become a byproduct of the ontologically psychedelic experience of fulfilment of purpose. A part of the tapestry of the human condition and the richness of lived experience.