(love vein/vain): The Ancient Egyptians believed that the third finger of the left hand followed the vena amoris; the vein of love that ran directly to the heart. A direct, ‘digital’ blood flow.
Vena Amoris is a journey of narcissism and self obsession, employing both visceral and virtual means to explore the perils of self desire: the danger of leaning too far over the black pond of the ever-present screen and slowly becoming captivated, immobilized in the quest for the perfect pixilated image. Supported by an Artsadmin bursary.
Writing From Live Art review of Vena Amoris at Toynbee Studios on the 24th June 2007 by Theron Schmidt.