Caustic fairytale


Psyche breaks the ban; she looks at her enchanted husband at night and recognizes him as Cupid, the god of love. She goes through many trials to return to her beloved, and everything ends up fine - Psyche gains immortality to live with her divine husband. This plot is played out in many myths and fairy tales, and not always its variations end well - the connection between the lovers' worlds after breaking the ban on knowledge is often broken, and the mysterious spouse returns to their worlds inaccessible to humans. Olivia Lang, recalling the legend of "Cherry of Zennor," writes of the broken prohibition as looking beyond the boundary between worlds--Cherry smears ointment on her eyes that must not be touched, the ointment burns them, Cherry washes her face with water from a spring and spots little dancing men in it, among whom her master (Cherry, of course, is in love with him). A broken prohibition is often followed by banishment (Cherry's story) or disappearance (when the spouse burns the frog/snake/swan/elven skin of her werewolf lover). These legends are built on the fragile boundaries between the worlds of the lovers, whose distinction is magically emphasized. Their intersection brings one or both spouses closer and farther apart, refracts and changes the nature of one or both of them. It is on these intersections that caustic shimmering worlds are built, in which mystery, trust, the magical and otherwise magical are no longer distinguished

2022, 3D graphics, one-channel video