Das Medusenhaupt

the female gaze




Das Medusenhaupt was premiered on Radio Free Yale on December 18th, 2019.

Das Medusenhaupt was deeply informed by my academic writing on the mythology of Medusa and Freud’s writing on castration complexes as they relate to Brett Weston’s 1981 Underwater Nude series. The broadcast includes Stacy Garrop’s Mythology Symphony I. Becoming Medusa as recorded by Alondra de la Parra and the CCPA Symphony Orchestra, and readings of Freud’s posthumous manuscript of Das Medusenhaupt (The Head of Medusa, 1922). I’ve included my essay on Weston’s photography and the paternalistic mythologies of the female gaze.

Medusa's Innocence