Medusa Raw

1992, 10:00 minutes, colour, English


The story of Medusa concisely symbolizes the shift from matriarchal religion to patriarchal spiritual, economic, and social power. She is the all-powerful goddess, the snake her familiar and her consort, who is vanquished by Perseus (the male hero). In Medusa Raw, the Gorgon tells the story of her decapitation and its ramifications, from her own point of view. With all the wit and wisdom of a goddess who has been around the block a few times, she reflects upon fashion, family ties, and her future. Medusa Raw is a first video by performance art collaborators Dempsey and Millan, creators of the film We're Talking Vulva.

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