Black Transgression

Indeed, the experience of extreme states disintegrates us, precluding calm reflection, because its principle is to bring us „outside ourselves“. We are always open to a possibility that borders on madness… (Georges Bataille, Erotism)

Jana Orlova’s performance not only juggles with such concepts as transgression, orgy or sacrifice, but also actively co-creates new interpretations of them. Touching the fragile terrain of primordial projections and fantasies, intimate and detached at the same time.

Sofia Underground festival, 29.4. 2023, photo artist’s archive