Apotropaic Dance/Dragon Dance

Jakub Słomkowski

Space Debris

Apotropaic Dance/Dragon Dance collage/ink on cardboard 2020


A type of a page from the bestiary. Horror inspired by the style of a Japanese film titled Onibaba by Kaneto Shindo in the theatrical version. The fight with the monster’s mask is the symbol of scaring the evil. It does not refer directly to the topic of space, though, the work deals with the motive of taming difficult histories by transforming the negative energy into a reassuring reflection that is often treated humorously.