Single-channel video, 4:00 min
Featuring John Musser/Veronica Bleaus
2008

An eidolon, in theosophy, is the astral double of a living being; it is a phantom or ghost. The relationship between the two characters in this video mimics this idea as they create a world of myth and legend. Their inhabited space is one of decadence and mysticism, one of dissolving pattern and rich fabrics. The characters derive a state of ecstasy from their interactions with materials, dragging branches across one's face or fondling glittering hearts within one's mouth. These actions reference occult ritual or pagan celebrations in both sensuality and pomp, but they are rituals of the characters' own creation.

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