‘It is far easier for a woman to lead a blameless life than it is for a man; all she has to do is to avoid sexual intercourse like the plague.’ – Angela Carter
Ahead of our trip to the RWA on Saturday 18th February, here’s a sneak peek into the strange world of Angela Carter.
The gallery rooms are filled with airborne mechanical insects, swaddled infants, scary girls, ugly dolls and a gloriously bright Pre-Raphaelite painting. Walking around the gallery is an attempt to unravel the mysteries that lie compact and irresistible in Carter’s novels. The art in this exhibition is a translation of the brutal, surrealist and savage language of the Bloody Chamber – and you have to actively decipher the hidden meanings in each piece.
Words by Jess Baxter. Photos by Jenny Benson.
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