Valeria Watson continues her exploration of Norse Mythology focusing on the witch or wise woman and her role in prophecy. She explores a truth that challenges the hijacking of Norse history and symbols by the alt-right and white supremacy. The Viking Age is a wondrous time that is being rewritten by modern pagans seeking to disconnect from the war history portrayed on television and in the film industry.
Völuspáis an installation that will run along the walls without a specific piece being the work. It is a story of a visionary, a witch, then and now. She frightened people then as well as now. It is a personal embodiment of the fear society projects onto powerful women. It is a woman's journey to reclaim her image and her sexuality through lifting the narrative from out of a man's story. From the door begins the story, follow it around the walls through textures, colors and images as we sit in a Norse thought space.
December 6, 2019 – January 5, 2020