Sharks and the Female Form


Music Cassette in A5 Cover (OEC 116) - OLD EUROPA CAFE

Limited Edition 39 copies

THE RITA’s limited audio cassette entitled "Sharks and the Female Form" includes lurid shark attack photographs and related inserts, torn women’s bathing suit evidence.

Sharks and the Female Form looks at the aesthetics and patterns of a woman’s physical form violently and tragically manipulated by nature.

C30 white tape with red prints comes packed between 10 inserts and shreds of bloody female swimsuits.
Limited to 39 numbered copies.
Only one copy per order

2 long 15 minutes tracks both starting with some (for The Rita) non imaginable ambient sounds and speaking voices but turning fast into the usual Harsh Wall Noise for which Sam is well known world-wide.

The aesthetics and patterns of a woman’s physical form violently and tragically manipulated in the arts:

§ Painting
“You have dared to torture the female who was so certain he would always be adored! You have scourged her, flogged her in all her pride; you have emptied her breasts, creviced her belly, blown up her buttocks, twisted her legs, battered her face! And over it all you have spread a noxious color, composed of all the reds of blood and the greens of putrefaction.”
Coquiot on Rouault’s painting Two Prostitutes (1906)

§ Cinema
“The verbal link between gorge (throat, bosom, breast) and egorger (to cut the throat, to slaughter) implies that the two inevitably go together: to see a breast is to want to cut a throat.”
Colin Davis from Scenes of Love and Murder: Renoir, Film and Philosophy (2009)

§ Literature
“The great conical head struck her like a locomotive, knocking her up out of the water. The jaws snapped shut around her torso, crushing bones and flesh and organs into a jelly. The fish, with the woman’s body in it’s mouth, smashed down on the water with a thunderous splash, spewing foam and blood and phosphorescence in a gaudy shower.”
Peter Benchley from Jaws (1974)


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