Eat Love Die

Eat Love Die 2020

3 cherry wood frames, 25 x 19 x 5 cm, ultrachrome print on Hahnemühle photo rag, LCD screen with color film on loop, 6:51 “, 8 cherry stalks, Hahnemühle photo rag

In the triptych Eat Love Die, several representations of the cherry can be seen.

The first part shows a black and white photo of eight cherries. The second part is a video recording of a red-lipsticked mouth that eats all eight cherries. The pit is spit out towards the viewer. The stalk is artfully knotted into an eight with the tongue. Finally, all eight stems are neatly arranged on paper and framed. This symbolic, but also funny work contains Nietzsches’s concept of the eternal recurrence. The eight cherry stalks are shaped into a lemniscate, ∞-sign of infinity. They hereby form a sensual counterpart to ever-present death.

“I wanted to make something in the here and now, the sensual, I wanted to feel life. With the cherry as the (feminine) symbol of life, sex and eternal return. ”

Photos: Gert Jan van Rooij