Blood Tea and Red String
Running time: 78 minutes
Christiane Cegavske’s surreal paintings and films often include anthropomorphic creatures dressed in elaborate costumes. Her imagery is drawn from many sources, including her immediate surroundings, ancient mythology and the work of artists such as Hieronymus Bosch, Sandro Botticelli, Frida Kahlo, Jan Svankmajer, Ladislas Starewich, Leonora Carrington and Joseph Campbell. Thirteen years in the making, Blood Tea and Red String (2006) is a stop-motion fairy tale that depicts the struggle between the aristocratic ‘White Mice’ and the rustic ‘Creatures Who Dwell Under the Oak’, accompanied by a musical score composed and performed by Mark Growden.
Reservation is not necessary, but places are limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Curated by Susanna Greeves
28 June – 17 September 2017
White Cube Bermondsey
Image: Blood Tea and Red String, created, directed and produced by Christiane Cegavsk
Musical Score by Mark Growden
Adler & Associates Entertainment