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Capturing the Unicorn, polyurethane, synthetic hair, sugar, 101 x 57 x 32 cm, 2014

A unicorn is ambivalent by nature. It is the union of opposites.

Both male sexual aggressiveness and aspiration to asceticism and holiness.

 

As an adornment, it evokes the on look over specific groups of people such as redheads,  subject to admiring fascination to aggressive social discrimination.

 

Another sign of ambiguity resides in the « dominant/dominated » duo as the uni-corn, initially, rode becomes the rider and literally sits on one's head. 

©Séverine Assouline, 2019