Perhaps, to submit to the ripping is the most honest way to live: to enter the rupture and look death in the eye. What we see is a living hell. What we see is the world we live in.
Orpheus and Eurydice is the passion of her absence. Do not ‘enjoy’ this book, feel it
Tom de Freston and Kiran Milwood Hargrave’s ingenious volume expands and revitalises the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice for new audiences
Tom de Freston’s artwork is vivid, shocking and expressive
A beautiful discourse on modern marriage with images and texts of psychological inter-penetration and comic dissonance.
Visually creative, academically informed, and imaginatively conceived
Exhilarating, visionary and genre-defying. A free-wheeling but ingeniously focused reimagining of Orpheus and Eurydice
Ground-breaking in its creativity and the fertility of its imagination…I have little doubt that it’ll be the work against which future hybrid and collaborative endeavours are measured.
There is a radical honesty about this book, one which grabs you where it hurts and pulls you in. It’s like eavesdropping on your own repressions, and just as thrilling, disturbing and compulsive.
These paintings aren’t a sealed door, they are the open gates to the Acropolis. You just have to take a change of clothes and go on a journey for gold. You could grow fat on their ornamented innards.
one enters a danger zone—a prison-yard of meaning