matthias taube







hunting the antilope

Why have I entitled my work antilope instead of the correctly-spelled antelope?
Because I am not primarily concerned with the literal hunting of antelope although the days-long, extended chase of bushmen hunting their prey is something I find interesting, since all my works do either allude to or directly explore issues of time and duration. By contrast, in this series I am looking for imagery of disintegration and subsumption into the other instead of the pursuit of the other. The "anti-" in antilope stands for this other - the counterweight to oneself. For me, it is imagery of disappearances and of all-consuming love. November, 2010