Love Mysteries, 2018, mural
Work commissioned by the Niet Normaal Foundation
Scientists still do not agree on how to interpret the frescoes of the Villa dei Misteri in Pompeii. Are they love stories? An initiation? A human sacrifice? A marriage? For Gijs Frieling and Job Wouters the mysteries are a foreshadowing of later Western and non-Western science fiction films, from which they selected scenes as the basis for this mural. Man-machine mergers, encounters, touches, encapsulation and acquisitions; they are the new Love Mysteries of a humanity that may well be producing a new species.
Work in progress.