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Katja Bjørn

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Honey 2010

Video, 23 min, sound, 16:9 projected vertical.

In Honey, Katja Bjørn challenges the proverbial ’land of milk and honey’ as a place we all regularly imagine, by literalizing it as an actual place of sensual excess. The single-channel video installation depicts a rectangular chamber with a glass wall, through which a naked woman is shown showering herself in a thick stream of warm honey, until she is consumed by its dark yellowy glow. The praxis of excess becomes a lie in-and-of-itself, as abundance doubles back on itself, and drowns its ever-thirsty searchers in the thick, glutinous stream of that lie itself.