Critical Writing Index

We've Met Before

by Amber Christensen


Amber Christensen writes about the desire to connect with a desired person or object in Maya Ben David's We've Met Before. Christensen invokes Japanese anime culture, including hentai, and a community, vorarephillia ("vore" for short), which builds sexual relationships through the fantasy of swallowing submissive partners. Ben David also uses a Biblical figure, Jonah, who survives being engulfed by a whale, to emphasize this urge to connect and become one with the other.

ITEM 2016.010 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

We've Met BeforeMaya Ben David